January is a dark month in every way. The days are short, the summer seems a long way away, and there is nothing immediate to look forward to except the arrival of post-Christmas bills. And yet, in the midst of this darkness, Christians celebrate Epiphany. This is the day on which we remember the coming of the Magi to see “the one who has been born King of the Jews” (Matthew 2:1-12). They followed the light of the star until they found the Light of the World, and when they found him, they worshipped him.
This is an amazing story. These men were not Jews. They were from the east, probably Babylon. Maybe their forebears had been tutored by Daniel to expect a Messiah and when they saw a strange star in the sky, they recognised this as the sign that the Messiah had come.
Even today, all over the Muslim world, revelation is coming in dreams and visions to those who are seeking the Lord and leading many to faith in Jesus. May this January lead each one of us into a greater revelation of Him!