Said the night wind to the little lamb,
“Do you see what I see?
Way up in the sky, little lamb,
Do you see what I see?
A star, a star, dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite,
With a tail as big as a kite.”
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Yesterday, I told you that I was still singing Christmas carols, even on January 5th. This song is about that oh-so-important little baby, lying in a manger, the One Who created such a big stir. These lyrics about baby Jesus are not just Christmas words. They are also Epiphany words.
January 6 is Epiphany, the day that remembers the meeting between the Magi and baby Jesus:
When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
Matthew 2:10-11, NIV
When they saw the child with His mother,
they bowed down and worshipped Him.
When the wise men saw God incarnate, they felt compelled to worship Him. They did not have any idea of what Jesus would do for the world, but they saw that He was God.
We, on the other hand, have the benefit of:
- knowing Jesus is God and
- knowing what He has done for us
God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus. And now he has made all of this plain to us by the appearing [EPIPHANY] of Christ Jesus, our Savior. He broke the power of death and illuminated the way to life and immortality through the [GOSPEL].
2 Timothy 1:8-10, NLT
Seeing Jesus, knowing what God has done for us, should bring us to our knees in worship. And it should bring us to our feet in celebration too, because—WOO HOO—Jesus came on a rescue mission to bring us peace with God!
Jesus showing up in the middle of our mess, making wrongs right, calls for celebration, for feasting. In fact, Epiphany is a feast, The Feast of the Epiphany or the Epiphany of the Lord. More about that here (if the video does not appear immediately, please refresh your browser):
The Amy & Britta Show:
Today, celebrate the gift of getting to see Jesus, right here, in our everyday mess. Won’t you celebrate the Epiphany of Jesus with us?? We would love to meet you today, on Instagram, at #distractedbybeauty 🙂
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