I'm sometimes saddened that the Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord gets lost in all the post-Christmas hangover.
Heck, even this post is three weeks late.
But as someone, somewhere once said, late is better than never. So here goes ...
As most of you probably know, there are three Epiphanies that we celebrate on that feast day, and each serves as a powerful moment in time when Christ's Divinity is revealed to mankind.
- The visit of the Magi
- The baptism in the Jordan
- The miracle at Cana
As I spent time reflecting on the power of each of those this month, I kept asking myself one question ... which would I go back to see live, if I could?
After weeks of debating, I know my answer. But I'd love to hear yours.
Would you choose to watch the Magi lay their eyes on the Baby for the first time? To see the expression on their faces when their interpretation was proven correct? To know how long they stayed, what they said, and how many of them there actually were? Or maybe just to see what the whole scene looked like and what was going on around them?
Or would you choose to be there when John baptized our Savior? To see what it looked like when the Heavens opened up? To hear God's voice boom down to His Son? Or perhaps just to see how many others were on hand to witness the event and how they reacted?
What about the wedding at Cana? Would you elect to be there to see Christ's first public miracle? To see how hard his knowing Mother nudged Him? To watch the expression on the servant's face? Or maybe just to see Jesus having fun at a celebration with His friends?
Post your answer in the comments section, and I'll do the same next week. In the meantime, feel free to pass along this question. There are no "rules" to this meme ... just have everyone post their answers in the comments section here (or at my blog) so we can read them all and have some fun reflecting on the Glory of our Lord.