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Sacred Calling – Epiphany 3 – Jan 23 2011

Posted in Messages - Year A - Nov 10 - Nov 11 on January 24, 2011 by classicchinny

Isaiah 9:1-4

Matthew 4:12-23

For Merriam-Webster, there are three meanings of epiphany but the one I would like to focus on today is an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure.  Pastor Bill gives an example of epiphany as “a-ha” moments; like trying to figure out a word puzzle and all of a sudden, a-ha.

What are your examples of epiphany?  Can you think of an a-ha moment that was significant?  To get the fires burning I’ll go first.  How many of you have ever put together a piece of IKEA furniture? Then you’ve probably had an epiphany like me.  I remember putting together our coffee table.  I read the directions, looked at the pictures, and then got to work.  It was about the third step that I began to sweat.  Why wasn’t this working?  The holes didn’t line up with the pegs; the pegs wouldn’t fit into the holes.  How could something so simple be so difficult?  So, picking up the instructions, I tried to figure out what I had done right, and what should have been done next.  And then I saw it.  A-ha.  And then it all snapped into place.  Epiphany.

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