At Ferrysburg Community Church, we’ve not traditionally done a lot with Epiphany. We mention Epiphany Sunday (yesterday) and sing some Epiphany songs. But other than that, not much. Epiphany comes from a Greek word that means “an appearing” or “a manifestation.” In the Greek language this word was sometimes used to describe the appearing of an enemy coming to attack. Epiphany was also used to describe the dawn – the appearing of the sun.
These are powerful pictures of Jesus being revealed to the world. Imagine the forces of of sin and death seeing Jesus appearing on a ridge, marching into battle. Picture Jesus, like the sun, breaking into the darkness with rays of light. As great as it is to celebrate the birth of Jesus, Epiphany marks the start of business time. As we live out the drama of Christ’s life, Epiphany is a time to remind us that Jesus has declared war on brokenness and sin. It’s on! Light has come!