Rise up in splendor. . . Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you. Isaiah 60:1

What is an epiphany moment?

Curiously, the phrase “epiphany moment” has made it into the mainstream of modern language. The term “epiphany” was once relegated only to religious connotations and meant the sudden appearance of the divine in the ordinay. Using such a definition, we recognize that an exquisite splendor sometimes arises from the most unlikely places. It could be an insight, a realization, or a feeling of timelessness. In any case, epiphany moments are always experienced as unexpected gifts. And aren’t they the best kind? Presents that take us by surprise become the most cherished and pleasuable. Like gold, frankincense and myrrh, these gifts express the heart-to-heart quality of the givers and receivers and are meant to last a lifetime. Happy Epiphany!