This is a post cobbled from bits and pieces of former years' posts.
John and I came to celebrate Epiphany late. It is not a part of our church teaching. It is a part we have happily borrowed from others and use as a way of closing Christmas with a bit more ceremony than pitching the tree to the curb as it were.
I hope that you may not yet have put away your Nativity Set. Epiphany is the perfect day to bring the Nativity set to the table using it as the focal point.
Dismantling Christmas means that I have stripped the tree of everything except the angel top and the lights. We will enjoy it this evening and tomorrow. I must think of a good Epiphany Supper. Last year, as I recall, I gathered the Nativity Set and plenty of candles and we ate by candlelight. I remember looking up at Nan as she ate her meal quietly and she smiled back at me. It was her first celebration of Epiphany and, quite frankly, she found it unusual and said so, but once she got into it, all was well.
This is it for this Christmas Season. I will happily be celebrating Advent and the First Day of Christmas before year's end. I love that the years begin and end with Christmas. What a wonderful Savior to love us so that He willingly left Heaven behind for us. How we need Him! How can we not keep Christmas all year through?
Enjoy this Day of Epiphany. Think what you might do. It's not too late! My table is set, the menu is planned, the food is waiting, my heart is full and ready.
P.S. I am thinking of all those who are still in the grip of winter weather. It's wild out there!