Merry Friday by Parris-

I love getting an epiphany, you know when everything seems to make sense. William S. Burroughs said, “a frozen moment when everyone sees what is at the end of the fork.” Paul says, “all things work together”. Even Joseph turned to his brothers, after his epiphany and said, “hey guys, what you did was really evil, but guess what? God made it good in my life.” Yes, an epiphany is a divine moment when God speaks….loud and clear. When all the puzzle pieces come together, when all the years of futile sweat and tears bear fruit. “He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.” (Psalm 126:6)
“Despite its popular image, epiphany is the result of significant work on the part of the discoverer, and is only the satisfying result of a long process. The surprising and fulfilling feeling of epiphany is so surprising because one cannot predict when one’s labour will bear fruit, and our subconsciousness can play a significant part in delivering the solution; and is fulfilling because it is a reward for a long period of effort.” (Wikipedia)
Has your life made sense yet? Have you been able to take the broken pieces of your past hurt and pain and use it for His glory? Or does your life feel as if you have one long question mark? Even Job was dismayed when he said, “Why did I not die at birth? Why did I not perish when I came from the womb?” (Job 3:11) But Job had a divine epiphany when he said, “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, But now my eye sees You. Therefore I abhor myself, And repent in dust and ashes.” (Job 42:5,6)
David, when he was running from Saul, came down into Saul’s camp and had the opportunity to kill him; instead he said, “As the Lord lives, the Lord shall strike him, or his day shall come to die, or he shall go out to battle and perish. The Lord forbid that I should stretch out my hand against the Lords anointed.” (1 Samuel 26:10) Even though David couldn’t see the whole picture and he had nothing to show for his life, yet he held onto his purpose.
Epiphanies come after years of reading His word, praying His will over your life and serving people. We all need them, Paul ran his race to win the prize. He saw something ahead of him that motivated him past the disappointment and set backs. “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2)
The tunnel can’t be so long that you can’t see the end. I love it in the book of Ruth when Boaz says to Ruth, “The Lord repay your work, and a full reward be given you by the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge.”(Ruth 2:12) I feel someone just needed that word of encouragement. To all the Ruths, Jobs , Josephs and Davids out there- He will bring you through!

4 Replies to “Epiphany”

  1. We cant always understand the why of it all,I know I cant see as the Lord sees things we cant look into the future like he can. He knows the future we dont.all we have is today right now, I hope that today I live for Him by his grace, so much can take our eyes off him if we allow it, in my own life i could do this very easy my wife is very ill im loseing the use of my hands due to a injury from work, but I know way down its going to be ok, things happen it makes us look forward to being with the lord in eternity, but for right now He has given us this time regardless of what is going on in our lives Hde wants us to be more than victorious, the world dont see us that way and will say where is your god? some christains will also say this, but our victory comes anyway in spite of what is going on past what we can even think God sees victory different than our thinking or how the world sees us In our weakness its only the lord that makes us strong. we have victory even in bad situations we may have to wait to see it but we already have it, things pass im thankful the lord wont let it go on for ever, during these times stay close to him he wont leavwe us he knows.

  2. God most assuredly gives his children revelations concerning events that will take place! I saw two angels looking at me while reading the bible and listening to Christian music! They were studying my actions! So I studied their appearance! After a few moments I ran away! Then on several occasions at a place in time it seemed as though what was happening already took place! I mean God revealed to me that this passing moment was viewed beforehand! Wow! God really shocks me at times!

  3. I don’t know why we go through trials but what ever trial I’ve been through praise His Holy Name. What an Awesome Father we have. I get up every morning just for Him now, to praise, worship and Honor Him. I am so focused on Him I get so excited when I say His Almighty name. He’s teaching me more and more as my days with Him progress. I Love you and praise you. Amen The Holy Spirit is Awesome.

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