Epiphany – Year C

Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12

Rev. Dr. Tim Connor

Epiphany celebrates the appearance of Jesus Christ to the gentiles. We receive the story of the wise men’s visit to the new-born King as a mystery that discloses something of God’s plan. The gifts – gold for a king, incense and myrrh – given to a new-born child contrast with conventional notions of reign and worship, and symbolize a death that will bring life, mercy and peace. We see a lowly king who rules among the marginalized, a God who can be worshiped anywhere and one who dies in order to bring life.