Christmas is in the rearview mirror, and even though liturgical Christians are winding up the tinsel, the season wraps up today as the day traditionally associated with the wise men who visited the Savior. Epiphany, or Three Kings Day, marks the return of Matthew’s magi to their home country, bringing with them the message of a King Who had come to rule the world.
In other words, they found the light, and took it with them to the world as they returned home. Exactly how much they knew about Jesus’ purpose and identity isn’t clear, but we know that they recognized the new light when they saw it, first the star, and then the Child.
So today, almost two weeks after Christmas, worn out with the festivities, food, and with work and school calling us once again, we who have had encountered God in human flesh, must, like the magi did, take the news that we’ve received to a dark world. So please, have a blessed Epiphany, and take the light that you’ve received back into the world wherever you go.