Remember the character Waldo, who dressed in a red and white striped shirt, wore a bobble hat and glasses, and could be found hiding in a crowd? Waldo was a lovable time traveler hidden in plain sight and manifested in four-color glory amongst ordinary folks engaged in a variety of activities.
The celebration of the Epiphany of our Lord invites us to look for manifestations of Jesus in the world, in our communities, and in our lives. Jesus has been hidden in plain sight since birth yet often obscured by the glaring light and noise of the world’s powers and principalities.
Where’s Jesus? He’s everywhere. He’s as near as your neighbor and as far as the deepest darkest recesses of the cosmos. He’s holding the hurting, helping the hungry, comforting the afflicted, and afflicting the comfortable. He’s as near as the hands and eyes and heart with which we minister. Where’s Jesus? Look around you. If you really look, you will see and experience him, and that’s what the epiphany is all about.
I look forward to finding Jesus with you (and in you) as we gather for worship Sunday.
See you in church,
PS Invite someone to join you for the Burning of the Greens at 4:30pm Sunday—scroll down for more information.