Simple Epiphanies

As I marveled at today’s dawn sky, Jim called to make sure I saw it. He’d been at work over an hour already and put in ten hours yesterday.

As I worked alone at home on the church newsletter, a friend forwarded Jane Kenyon’s poem “Staying at Grandma’s,” which I don’t remember reading before.

According to my dictionary, Epiphany (proper noun) is “a Christian festival, observed on January 6, commemorating the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles in the persons of the Magi,” and an epiphany is “an appearance or manifestation, especially of a deity.”

However momentary and fleeting, epiphanies are momentous, timely and timeless. Yet I believe these heaven-on-earth revelations occur far more often than we realize and may be as simple as receiving a phone call or email.

This afternoon I went searching, following the dazzling sun to watch ducks and geese on Greenbelt Lake. It was a good day to be in a daze there on a bench giving thanks to our loving Creator.

On the way back I phoned daughter Jean who was on her way to Mt. Shasta with her husband and sons for a weekend with friends. Out of the blue she wished me Happy Epiphany.

How does God’s love shine into your life today? What simple epiphanies delight and enlighten you?

2 thoughts on “Simple Epiphanies

  1. Cal Ribbens

    One of my favorite themes — “hints of heaven” I call them. Just one example: the welcome home feeling when you return after a long trip. Thanks M.

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