Thursday, 9 January 2014

Shown to the World!

This Sunday, we began the period of the Church's year which is known as Epiphany – meaning the showing forth, or  demonstration of the power, light and character of Jesus to the whole world. On this first Sunday, we remembered how a star revealed Jesus’ birth to the non-Jewish Magi (traditionally known as Kings ). This Messiah for the Jews was not going to be of only local importance, but would be the answer to the needs of the whole world. Hence the Magi offered the child  Jesus gifts of gold, reflecting his nature as King, incense, reflecting his right to receive worship and myrrh reflecting his future death at Calvary.

These themes were picked up in the service and sermon and also in the entrance hall displays.