Daily Devotion for 06 January 2023 (Epiphany of Our Lord)

Originally published at: Daily Devotion for 06 January 2023 (Epiphany of Our Lord) | Confident.Faith

Readings

  • Psalm 45
  • Psalm 72
  • Isaiah 66:1–20
  • Luke 3:21–38
  • Large Catechism, II, 25–33

Feast

Today we celebrate the feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord. Although the feast of Epiphany commemorates no particular, concrete event, it is one of the most important days in the liturgical calendar — one of the principal feasts. On Epiphany, we remember that the God who became man in Bethlehem — that the Babe in the manger — needed present no proof that He was true man, but that He did indeed need to prove that He was true God. He did this superabundantly with the manifestations of the Trinity and the signs, wonders, and miracles that dot the pages of the New Testament record. In the Western Church tradition, Epiphany has become associated with the visit of the Magi, and this is fitting, for the Magi represent all the Gentile nations that were brought into the New Covenant through Christ — the true epiphany being the revelation of Christ as Lord, God, Savior, and King.

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