Saturday, December 29, 2012

Q and A

Q and A
By Amy Gentry

Q: What is The Day of Epiphany?

A: Traditionally The Day of Epiphany is commemorated on January 6th;
it was a day of feasting that celebrated various aspect of Christ’s deity:

·         The reveal of the Son of God as a human being,

·         The visit from the Magi to a young Jesus marking His manifestation to the Gentiles,

·         The baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River by John the Baptist.
Each one of these very different points have been at the root of the celebration of this day at some point in history, but they all have a common thread.  They are all a set event when Jesus was presented as more than just a man.  He was presented as God in the form of a man.  His Godhood established for all to see.  What looked ordinary was in fact extraordinary.
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting father, The Prince of Peace.”  Isaiah 9:6 KJV

This year The Day of Epiphany is on a Sunday, maybe this would be a great day to celebrate Christ with other believing friends and family.  No Christmas presents, no tinsel, no holiday stress - just believers celebrating Christ - celebrating the ordinary being extraordinary. 



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