The Sunday following Epiphany (today), Lutherans observe the Baptism of our Lord. Having been baptized, Jesus then announces that the Spirit of the Lord is upon him. We hear on the following Sundays how Jesus lived out this calling of the Spirit: healing, teaching, and forgiving.
It is this same Spirit of God that enlivens us and enables us to be light for the world. In our baptism, a sponsor receives a burning candle and the words are proclaimed: “Let your light shine before others . . . .” In dark times when a clear sign evades us, we can draw immense comfort from the promises made in our baptism. We can see light and be light only by the light of Christ working through us and through those around us.
This message is an excerpt from “Arise, shine this Epiphany” by Jennifer Baker-Trinity in Café. Today we observe the Epiphany of our Lord.
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