An epiphany reveals that which was formerly hidden. It’s the last piece to the puzzle that finally makes the whole complete… an ‘Aha!’ or ‘Eureka!’ moment if you will, that brings sudden clarity. In the Christian calendar, Epiphany is a celebration of the revelation that Jesus is the son of God. Although epiphanies are usually short-lived, they can impact our way of looking at life for days, weeks and even years to come.
In nature, the dawn is a perfect example of this sudden revelation, an uncovering of the unknown. For me, the joy of seeing the sun rise puts a sparkle on the whole day.
Here is a slide show of past sunrises in celebration of Epiphany, the last day of the Christmas season.
Song of Joy
Come sing a song of joy for peace shall come, my brother
Sing, sing a song of joy for men shall love each other
That day will dawn just as sure as
Hearts that are pure are hearts set free
No man must stand alone
With outstretched hand before him
Reach out and take them in yours
With love that endures forever more
Then sing a song of joy
For love and understanding
~ Miguel Rios