Today is the Christian observance of Epiphany – sometimes called “Little Christmas” – celebrating the visit of the Magi to Baby Jesus.
Epiphany is also used to express a sudden realization or comprehension of the essence or meaning of something amazing (like grace, or God’s love toward us, for instance).
I was alone in my bedroom at the age of almost-5 when I asked Christ into my heart (very sincerely and with tears, no less). There was no one there to record the moment, though I was blessed with godly parents who discipled me to grow in the grace and admonition of the Lord.
So for me, Epiphany is a good day to remember and celebrate and light the last of the Christmas candles and plug in the lone tree’s lights one final time before the final packing away (all is gone now save the tree of my faith). It is a good day to say:
I found Him! My Savior, the Lover of my soul. Light of the world came to live in me.
What an epiphany! What a realization!