e-piphanies: Glimpses into God at Work in our Lives
In the Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church, we have many prayers that express our conviction that God still speaks and is made manifest throughout all creation.
One prayer, for example, asks, “Open our eyes to see your hand at work in the world about us.” In another, we pray, “ . . .give us such an awareness of your mercies, that with truly thankful hearts we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives, by giving up our selves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days . . . .”
e-piphanies is an interactive electronic journal. In e-piphanies, I will share answers to my prayers for God to open my eyes to God’s hand at work and to heighten my awareness of God’s mercies. Because e-piphanies is interactive, I hope you will respond to the stories I post and send me some of your own, as God is made manifest to you wherever you may be. In this way, I pray, the network of those humbly attempting to live under God’s reign will grow and that other seekers will find a place within it. Whether atop a mountain, within a verdant valley, beside a stream, on a city sidewalk, in a soup kitchen, on a beach, or in the center aisle of a church, there are epiphanies of God’s participation in the ongoing process of all life.
Jesus went about pointing to signs and wonders of God’s presence and power. He called his followers to make extensive use of the eyes of faith so that we will not miss out on the dimension of life he called “the Kingdom of God.” The abundant life he came to offer is a life that is fully conscious and keenly aware of God working out the divine purpose in us and in creation itself. e-piphanies will help us be companions in the journey of faith, conversing about our divine discoveries as we go.
May e-piphanies be a blessing to you, and may you be a blessing to others.
Glory to God, whose power at work in us can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine: Glory God from generation to generation in the Church, and in Christ Jesus for ever and ever.” - Ephesians 3:20, 21