The air was cold and crisp and full of magic and wonder. The neon cross at the top of the sixty-five foot steeple cast a soft light that bathed the country side. The farm families were gathered to sing the songs celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ one last time for the Christmas Season just ended. Epiphany, the Season of Light, was beginning.
The first Sunday in Epiphany focuses on the Baptism of Jesus Christ in the River Jordan and the last Sunday in Epiphany celebrates the Transfiguration of our Lord. The Sundays in between highlight His Ministry here on earth. The story of the Magi is that of a distant people coming to Christ.
White, the liturgical color for Epiphany, suggests gladness, joy and light.
The light that pointed to Jesus and His baptism now shines through His Church to bring people into God’s presence for eternity.