The Church is now in the season of Epiphany where we see three great events where Christ is revealed: the Magi, the Baptism of Jesus and the Transfiguration of Christ.
The Magi (January 6)
There is a common mistake that we all make in Christmas Season where we include the Magi with the shepherds. The Magi came much later since the Magi saw Christ’s star at his birth and traveled for up to two years. The Magi brought gifts that reflected the divine nature of Christ: gold for Christ being the king of king; incense (frankincense) for Christ our high priest; and myrrh for Christ’s death.
Christ’s Baptism (January 7)
Jesus’ baptism is a great even where we see the Holy Trinity and the beginning of Jesus’ “public ministry”. Christ’s baptism shows us that he identifies with us in our baptism. Unlike the baptism of John the Baptizer, which is a baptism of repentance, the baptism of Jesus is a baptism of salvation. Also, Holy Baptism in the name of the Triune God brings the Holy Spirit which was not the case with the baptism that John the Baptizer proclaimed. (see Baptism Saves!)
Transfiguration of Christ (February 18)
This is the last great event that the Church remembers before the beginning of the Season of Lent. In the Transfiguration, we see that Christ is joined with Moses and Elijah where they talk about Christ’s suffering, death, resurrection and ascension. We also see God the Father speaking to Peter, James and John what Jesus is the son of God and they were to listen to him.
May this season of Epiphany help focus your life on Christ who is revealed.