I discovered something new today. The word “epiphany” — that Ahha realization moment — has its roots in Christianity. Did you know that? Before it means comprehension of reality by means of a sudden intuitive realization, it means the manifestation of the divine nature of Jesus to the Gentiles. Awesome.
My epiphany of Jesus as the Christ — my Ahha moment when I knew Jesus was who He said He was — came on February 14, 1976. How about you?
A. A Christian feast celebrating the manifestation of the divine nature of Jesus to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi.
B. January 6, on which this feast is traditionally observed.
- A revelatory manifestation of a divine being.
(American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language)
I think I’m going to remember this whenever I use the word Epiphany in the future.