This week’s article is written by Arnie Saaf, a member of Godfrey First United Methodist Church, 1100 Airport Road.
Sometimes we experience “aha!” moments in our lives … some are inspiring, because we discover some new and wonderful thing … others could better be called “ha ha!” moments, because we finally see something that should have been obvious.
In the case of the Magi, or Wise Men, it was such a great discovery that we call it their epiphany. We recently celebrated Epiphany Sunday. Just imagine their joy in finding the newborn king after a very long journey, and discovering what they had predicted had really come true. These were not priests that had studied the scriptures, they were gentiles who had been guided by God.
We can experience our own spiritual epiphanies by studying the Bible and by following the guidance of the Holy Spirit to find those revelations that will lead us to Jesus. The journey may be long and the prophesies hard to fathom, but when the veil is lifted and the light shines, we will find Christ. Aha!