Proclaiming the Good News of God in Christ

From the Bishop: Epiphany

Bishop J. Scott Barker

Epiphany, 2015

Welcome Epiphanytide!

In the days between the seasons of Christmas and Lent, our weekly Bible readings and church celebrations turn from meditations on the birth of Jesus to the revelation of his purpose and identity. We will be reminded that he is a miracle-worker, a savior, and ultimately, the one true Son of God. The ancient and tradition tales of epiphany that we tell at this time of year are incredibly rich – some studded with earth shaking moments of divinity coming to humanity (like a voice booming from heaven!) and others accounting more mundane – but no less important – moments of surprising godly revelation (like a wedding party enriched by the surprising appearance of some fine wine!) In it all, we remember that Christ is with us ever and always, and that his work in our midst is still as wondrous today as ever.

This season of Epiphany dawns bitterly cold in the Diocese of Nebraska. I pray you stay safe and warm – and share the warmth you have with others. Remember the glow of the star that drew the Magi to meet the Christ child. He comforts us still with his light and his truth.

Faithfully Yours –

+ Bishop Barker

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