February 19, 2023
|Posted on February 20, 2023 at 12:00 AM|
Dear Members and friends of St. Peter's Anglican Church,
The peace of the Lord be always with you.
This Sunday of February 19, 2023 is the last Sunday after the Epiphany. The first day of Epiphany was January 6 when we celebrate the visitation of the new born King Jesus by the three wise men or Magi from the East (Matthew 2:1-11). The meaning of Epiphany is God's manifestation of Jesus to the world. The climax of God's manifestation of Jesus to the world is to know Jesus as the Son of God. All three synoptic gospels: Matthew 17:1-13; Mark 9:2-13; and Luke 9:28-36 give a testimony of God's voice heard from heaven saying: " This is my beloved Son , in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him." (Matthew 17:5, Mark 9:7, and Luke 9:35). This is God's supreme revelation to mankind.
God's revelation to mankind is to lead us to believe in His Son Jesus Christ as the Son of God so that through believin we may have life in his name. This is the purpose of all the writings and miracles we have in the whole Bible. In John 20:30-31 we read: " Jesus did other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. 31. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name." May God help us to read the Bible and believe in Jesus as the Christ and the Son of God .
May God bless you with your families and friends and protect you in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Fr. James Kibe Karanja.