Sight may well be the most important sense because so much hinges on it.
Scripture mentions sight, vision, and other related words over 850 times. Nearly everyone understands these concepts. They are also keywords in Epiphany.
Epiphany—the season of light—marks the revelation of God’s light in his only Son, Jesus. In short, Christ is the light of the sin-darkened world. He is its hope and only Savior.
The festival of Epiphany—the 12th day of Christmas—is the “Gentile Christmas.” The Church has long celebrated the coming of the Gentile wise men to worship the Christ child on that day and all throughout the season.
Epiphany and Advent are like matching bookends. Not only do these seasons sandwich Christmas, but one complements the other. Advent passages like “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned” (Isaiah 9:2) take on a deeper meaning when considered from an Epiphany viewpoint. Sinners live in spiritual darkness and blindness. Christ is their only hope. Isaiah’s inspired words and other passages like it point to the salvation that comes by faith in Jesus for all sinners. Christ alone dissipates the spiritual blindness that leads to despair and damnation. His light—much like that of the rising sun which disperses physical darkness—allows believers to see their God and Savior.
Christ is the light of the world during Epiphany and always.
“In [Christ] was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:4-5).
Mr. Jim Grasby is Principal at Lakeside Lutheran.
Reach him at 920.648.2321 x2204 or firstname.lastname@example.org
After earning the highest score among 340 teams at last spring’s Wisconsin High School Forensics Association (WHSFA) state meet, the Lakeside Lutheran Forensics team has entered its 2017 competition season.
On February 6, Lakeside traveled to the Capitol Conference tournament at Belleville High School, where high school students compete against each other in 16 different speaking categories. Out of the 11 conference schools that competed, Lakeside Lutheran, coached by Mr. Steve Lauber, finished the night with a total of 308 points, earning the Conference Championship ahead of second and third place teams Lake Mills (206) and Belleville (176). This win marks the seventh straight Conference championship for Lakeside Lutheran.
Leading the way in their individual categories were the following Lakeside Lutheran students:
- Caleb Strutz, 2nd in Extemporaneous
- Emily Weber, 2nd in Farrago
- Maddie McKenna, 1st in Farrago
- Lillie Johnstone, 1st in 4-minute speaking
- Malachi Mortensen, 2nd in Moments in History
- Devon Perkins, 1st in Moments in History
- Kaitlyn Gehler and Derek Gulrud, 3rd in Playacting
- Caleb Raymond and Max Thiele, 2nd in Playacting
- Matt Gunst, 3rd in Prose
- Bronte Perkins, 2nd in Prose
- Emma Hans, 1st in Prose
- Charlie Pingel, 2nd in Radio Speaking
- Cannon Kerr, 1st in Radio Speaking
- Kyle Burger, 1st in Solo Acting humorous
- Ashley McLain, 1st in Special Occasion
- Maria Werre, 2nd in Storytelling
The full team of 25 will now begin their state competition at sub-districts which are being held at Milton High School on Monday, February 27 in hopes to advance on to the district meet and from there advancing on to the Forensics State Tournament to be held at The University of Wisconsin in Madison on April 21.