The idea of renewing our baptism daily can rightly be called an epiphany since our baptism not only unfolds but also continues to be discovered as we live our lives of faith. Who among us has not realized at several tender points in our lives how truly sinful we are in our thoughts, our words and our deeds?
Who among us has not had our hearts weighted down and hardened by sin only to find ourselves loved—just from hearing that by God’s grace toward us in Jesus Christ, we are new, forgiven, and whole?
Being washed anew with such blessed realization is an unfolding revelation. Such renewing of our faith and spirit is an epiphany. Consider how your own faith and love for God has been an epiphany—a growing understanding of God’s love that has led you through the trying times in your life.
This message is adapted from Women of the ELCA’s free, downloadable resource, “Epiphany: Unfolding the Discovery.”