The Second Sunday after Epiphany reveals the divine glory of the baby who was born in Bethlehem when Jesus performs his first miracle, at Cana in Galilee. Today, Jesus pours out the best wine for us too in the new testament in his blood of the Holy Supper.
A certain couple, wishing to keep a record of family events, spent more than a thousand dollars on a video camera and accessories. As soon as the teenage grandchildren and their friends saw the equipment, they wanted to use it. Because the camera represented a sacrifice and was precious to the grandparents, they laid down certain rules.
During the Epiphany season, we see the human Jesus identified as the Son of God. At the Baptism of our Lord on the First Sunday after Epiphany, the Father speaks from heaven claiming Jesus as his Son. The Baptism of Jesus was the beginning of his public ministry, and the descent of the Holy Spirit upon him anointed him to be our substitute and Savior.
The Festival of Epiphany is the second-oldest festival of the Christian church. It is always January 6th and marks the start of the next season of the church year.
During Jesus’ earthly life, he gave us an epiphany of God’s true identity—his nature, character, and love. If Christmas celebrates the fact that the Father gave his only-begotten Son to the world, then Epiphany is the unwrapping of this gift.
I watched “Crazy Rich Asians” last week, a romantic comedy that was reviewed as one of the best films of 2018. One of the supporting characters gets to make her “hero’s speech” near the end of the movie as she walks out on her husband, who was having an affair. The trouble is, what she says is exactly backward.