During the Season of Epiphany, we remember that Jesus is the Light of the World

CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Mike Wilson“Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.” ~Genesis 1:3

Our Christian faith community joins with many others in celebrating the Season of Epiphany this time of the year. Epiphany has roots in the word for “sunrise” or “dawn.”

Epiphany comes immediately after Christmas, where at Christmas we light the “Christ Candle” in celebrating the birth of the Christ-child. Bringing the two together, then, Epiphany and its theme of “illumination” leads to Jesus Christ as the Light of the World.

This light or illumination is a stark contrast to the chaos that has elbowed its way into our lives over the past few weeks and last several months. The Bible takes up that subject, too, where chaos is symbolized by darkness.

Thinking of “chaos” as an umbrella term, other ideas would fit under that umbrella, too, things like anxiety, fear, terror, distress, panic … we could fill the rest of this page adding words to this list, as chaos stretches out