celebrated 12 days after Christmas. It is in remembrance of the
visit of the Wise Men to the young child Jesus. Epiphany can mean a
sudden understanding, or a light bulb moment. Jesus' coming to earth
was not just for the Jews but the Gentiles also; all of mankind.
on Isaiah 60:
on other scriptures:
24:17 - the promise
1:11 - In every place my name will be great
5:2 - birth to be in Bethlehem
2:11 - Promise fulfilled
on the gifts:
indicates presence of King - was likely a practical gift for Joseph
and Mary traveling to Egypt.
- incense offered in prayer.
spice fold told of death - used to preserve.
Days of Christmas:
gifts - why is something we receive meaningful?
can be empowering!
gifts did I give? What did it mean?
Wise Men a huge part of their gift was coming themselves.
Remember their act was a part of God's plan. He warned them to
return a different way.
from the Wise Men as we think about giving gfits next year.