Traditionally we remember this season by remarking on three events: the visit from the wise men from the east, the baptism by John in the Jordan River and Christ turning water into wine at the wedding feast.
It may seem strange to mark time in the way that we do here, but if you let it the Church calendar can become a tool of transformation. It can help to focus your prayer life, your devotional considerations, and to help shape the way you make meaning in the world.
Epiphany is the season when things that were hidden come into view and change more clearly into the glory of God.
This can be a challenge in our current society, which tends to prefer sound bites and surface meanings to intentional exploration and deep thinking.
So, while you are waiting, cast your mind over your life and pause when you find something that you need a little more clarity about, a little more hope in, a little more light shining upon. Perhaps, that little nudge in your subconscious is God directing your first steps into this new season and New Year.