When was the last time you were struck with a sense of awe and wonder; when you stood wide-eyed and speechless; where WOW! was the only way to describe it? Maybe it was hearing a phenomenal music performance. Or seeing a grand vista of creation. Or the feeling of holding a newborn in your arms. Such experiences are expanded when they are shared with others. We can’t wait to tell what we have seen and heard and felt. In Witness the Wonder we stand on the edge of God’s greatness and peer into the miracle of his love for us. And having witnessed the wonder of Jesus we will bear witness in our lives. This is Epiphany: Witness the Wonder
Witness the Wonder of the Son of God
Sunday, January 9 – Israel was in expectation, wondering if John the Baptist might be the Messiah. John took the opportunity to witness to the fact that he was not the Messiah, that the one to come was far greater than he. When Jesus approached the waters to be baptized by John, the heavens opened, and the Father himself witnessed to the true identity of Jesus, his very Son. Today, we are invited to witness the wonder of the Son of God. And in turn, we are compelled to share that witness with others.
Witness the Wonder of the Life of the Party
Sunday, January 16 – At a wedding feast in Cana, Jesus’ mother finds out that the wine has all been consumed. She hurries to tell Jesus to do something about it. Even though Jesus says that his time has not yet come, he saves the day with his first miracle, turning water into wine. Today, we are called to witness this wondrous event, and we discover that Jesus is not only the life of the party, but he brings the party to life. We are also called to bear witness to how the power of Jesus has brought us to life, now and everlasting. And he certainly has saved the best for last.