Human beings have always sought signs for direction, meaning and hope in life.
One of the reasons we continue to pay attention to Scripture is because through experience, we’ve discovered what we find there helps us sort out our lives. And while we aren’t often given flashes of brilliant revelation, we are consistently nudged, turned, and directed. Bible verses seep into our souls, word by word, sermon by sermon, season by season. By and by, the way becomes clear.
Perhaps the season of Epiphany—always beginning January 6 and ending just prior to Ash Wednesday—can be understood as a Season for Seeking. In the season of Epiphany—as well as in all our days—seeking Jesus is the way to life.
This message is adapted from “Epiphany” written by Tim Kuenzli that first appeared in the January 2010 issue of Cafe magazine. Today we remember Ansgar, bishop of Hamburg, missionary to Denmark and Sweden, who died in 865.