Do you like mysteries?
Famous detectives unravelling a complicated plot, aDo you like mysteries?
Famous detectives unravelling a complicated plot, agroup of police tracking down a villain at all costs. Or perhaps you like grappling with a difficult riddle or working to complete a puzzle?
Mysteries, real orimagined enthral and intrigue so many.
What is a mystery? Some of these things suggest it’s a complicated truth that’s to be grappled with and enjoyed. It’s something with depth that captures us. Maybe we think of mysteries as too complicated to bother with.
The Bible uses the word mystery to mean ‘a truth that can only be revealed by God’. During January the Church celebrates the feast and season of Epiphany.
Epiphany means “appearance”. We celebrate Jesus appearing on Earth and that in him God reveals a mystery – he shows us who he is in Jesus.
In mystery stories, the central character often has an epiphany as well – a sudden idea that turns the whole case around. We might call it a “light bulb moment”. I wonderif any light bulb moments stand out in your memory?
Over the weeks of Epiphany, we’ll explore some moments where Jesus helped people to realise more of who God is – at his baptism, when he called his first disciples, and began his ministry on Earth
.When we meet Jesus, when we have those lightbulb moments and realise moreabout him, it is another step on a life-changing journey.
A very happy new year to you all - let’s look forward to sharing the journey together!