This time of year, the days are short, the nights are long, and a quick scan of today’s news can be equally as bleak. It is time for a little more light in an otherwise dark and dreary time. Enter Epiphany. The missional emphasis of this season shines like a beacon of light and hope in the dead of winter, bringing good news in the middle of this world’s not-so-good news. This week Jesus teaches his disciples, “You are the light of the world. . . . Let your light shine before others” (Matt. 5:14, 16). Through these words in Jesus’ sermon, he gives followers of every day and age a mission to share the light which scatters the darkness. Whether you are looking in the news or out the window, things may seem pretty dark and dreary at this time of year, but do not miss the light of Epiphany! We are indeed created in God’s image, therefore the spark of the divine is alive in all of us. The light shines through us as we live out God’s mission for our lives each day. Today as we partner with Deacon Kelly and celebrate her installation as deacon at Triumphant Love, we covenant to shine the light of Christ together in the years ahead!