Every year, we seem to get to the end of the year and wonder where the time went. Advent calls us out of this slumber and reminds us that we are a commissioned people, granted stewardship of the gospel message.
Most people associate the story of the Magi with Advent and Christmas, but it’s actually a key narrative in the season of Epiphany, shedding light on how Jesus’ coming furthered God’s plan for a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic kingdom.
Although Jesus is in charge of everything and everything is under His rule, we see throughout the New Testament that nothing is beneath Him. Epiphany reminds us that in the manifestation of Christ as the Son of God, He lived in unexpected ways—He came as the Servant King.
Jesus—the Light of the World—didn’t just come to illuminate the darkness in our world, but also to shine light into the sin and darkness within our own hearts. We remember that what is exposed in the light is not counted against those in Christ, but is met with mercy and healing.
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