Epiphany | The Season of Light

A Blessed Epiphany to you.

As the 12 days of Christmastide have now unfolded, we turn the page of our calendar to focus on the appearing, the presentation, the revelation of Jesus to the world.

Epiphany is the season of the Christ-centered year in which we proclaim that there is a Light shining, piercing through, all forms of darkness; there is Hope for restoration and renewal in even the most shadowed parts of our lives.

2 Timothy 1:9-10
“This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.”

To order our days, months, and holiday celebrations around Christ is to enjoy seasons like Epiphany in January, a celebration following the seasons of Advent and Christmas.

We can then celebrate moments in the civil calendar throughout the year (federal holidays, etc., but now in context—the context of Christ being the revelation of all that is good, and true, and beautiful in this world.

This spiritual practice, following the Christian Calendar, binds together the whole of the calendar year in the Joy and Hope and Help and Love of Jesus.

May Jesus’ Light burst through every window in the home of your heart this Epiphany Season,

Dan +

[To read more about the Season of Epiphany, also known as Epiphanytide, and to understand how it fits in the Church Calendar, see here.]


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Sheltering Mercy: Prayers Inspired by the Psalms

Sheltering Mercy, along with its companion volume, Endless Grace, helps us rediscover the rich treasures of the Psalms—through free-verse prayer renderings of their poems and hymns—as a guide to personal devotion and meditation.

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. This book contains 75 prayers drawn from Psalms 1-75, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning in the Psalms. Each prayer is a response to the Psalms written in harmony with Scripture. These prayers help us quiet our hearts before God and welcome us into a safe place amid the storms of life.

This artful, poetic, and classic devotional book features compelling custom illustrations and foil-stamped hardcover binding, offering a fresh way to reflect on and pray the Psalms.