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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Epiphany 2

What is the dominant image of Jesus during the Christmas season? Of course, it’s a baby in a manger. Infant human flesh smiling on shepherds and wise men.

We still see human flesh smiling on humanity in these weeks after Christmas, called the season of Epiphany. But now we see something so much more.

We see the divinity of Jesus showing through.
The divinity that was there from the foundation of the world.
The divinity that was present when Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit.
How do we see it? At Jesus’ baptism when the Father proclaims, “This is my beloved Son, with you I am well pleased.” And the Holy Spirit descends on Jesus.
We see Jesus’ divinity when He sees Nathanael sitting under a fig tree who’s branches hide him. The God/man Jesus is being revealed for all to see.

These Seeds of Faith have been sown by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, NE. I’m Pastor Allen Strawn.

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