January 23, 2015
According to the church calendar, this is known as the season after Epiphany. So what is an Epiphany? One definition is: “a moment of sudden revelation or insight.” Some might call it an “a-ha” moment. Something not clear before is suddenly revealed, made known, brought to light. And it can happen in an instant.
Karoline Lewis, pastor and theologian, wrote this week about the suddenness of epiphanies. Quoting her words: “There is nothing comfortable about epiphanies. They rock your world.”
True. No longer can you pretend to be in the dark once the light has been turned on. No longer can you pretend ignorance when knowledge has been gained. Once you know, once something has happened to enlighten you, there is no turning back. And it just can rock your world.
We’ve had quite a few epiphanies in the last year. Quite the year of transition, and it continues as we seek a new home, begin a new year, and experience all those “firsts” in a new place.
Does the world feel rocked? Maybe just a tad. But it is sure comforting to know we are not alone. The Holy Comforter is always present! Thanks be to God!