Epiphany – we need it

It’s Epiphany — January 6 — as I write this.

(No, this is not the “more about that”, that I mentioned on Friday. This is more important. We’ll do that follow-up tomorrow. Lord willing.)

Over the past few days, a few more items have been added to the “come to Jesus” list — current events and situations that align with Jesus’ words about what would happen prior to His return. To wit:

  • Fires ravaging Australia (the head of the Rural Fire Service noted the other day that they develop three models to get an idea of how serious the fires will be: one is the least-destructive. the second is moderate destruction, and the third is the worst-case scenario. Usually, fire seasons land in the middle group. This fire situation is the worst case.)
  • A tropical cyclone, bearing down on Western Australia
  • The world has been pushed another step closer to nuclear war.

This makes it all the more important that we increase our efforts to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and the love God has for us all. There needs to be an Epiphany, a revelation of Jesus, and it’s up to us to help bring that revelation through our words, our deeds and (probably most importantly) our attitudes towards others.

As I wrote back in March, we are living in very blessed circumstances: God has caused us to be born in this time, in this era, with these situations around us, because He wants us to be the ones to bring that revelation.

It’s exciting, not a little daunting, but remember that God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit will be with us every step of the way!