Pray for an Epiphany
As a writer, I am always hoping and praying for an epiphany. Some new insight, a revelation of truth, maybe a spark of surprising creativity, but a divine jump taken in my faith journey would be the best. Epiphanies are divinely sent. Heaven waits for just the right moment.
Every January in the Christian tradition, we celebrate “The Epiphany,” that dramatic moment when God left Heaven to come to earth. It was a declaration of Love that changed everything. Anything became possible. Hope is not in vain.
God’s visit to earth was not a singular event. God is in the sacred thick and thin of our present lives. Recall a moment when you felt the earth move, you had goosebumps because you felt God nearby. You knew miraculous love. Heaven broke through for you. Take care that you don’t become so nose-to-the-ground earthbound that you miss God standing right in front of you.
“God is the one awake with you in the night as you ponder your big and small worries. The One who collects your tears and nudges you to rise for another day. God is with you both when you lose something big and when you gain something bigger. God is the one who knows you intimately and loves you anyway and regardless. God is the one who sends earthly angels at the exact moment you need reinforcements. God is the one who forgives your flaws and chooses to focus on the goodness in you and what marvelous things you will do next. God is revealed in the beauty of nature, listening to a moving piece of music, and most remarkably in exchanges of love. God abides within you, testified by the unrelenting hope, the stubborn light that won’t go out, and your capacity to love beyond yourself. God is the one who will take you by the hand at the final breath and lead you onward (to something exquisite!).
Step forward now with fresh courage and undying hope.
All will be well, all will be more than well!
I hope you have a blessed week!
*****As many of you know, I have experienced a profound closeness to God at the healing baths at Lourdes. Below you will find a trailer for a new fictional movie with Maggie Smith entitled, The Miracle Club, that spins a tale about four Irish women making the pilgrimage to Lourdes in France for healing. Maybe it will inspire you to join me on my next visit! *****