by Randy Chambers, 2010-04-27
John 4:24, NIV: God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in
spirit and in truth.
Look up the word epiphany, and you may find it interesting to see the
additional meanings outside of its common usage. Most may first think of, as I did, an
epiphany as being a sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of
a comprehension or perception of reality by means of a sudden intuitive
realization. But as I looked in the dictionary, another meaning caught my eye:
A revelatory manifestation of a divine being. Some of you may already be
familiar with this usage, but I was not. Nevertheless, before I had looked up the word, it
was the one I chose to describe something in worship that I refer as the There You
are! experiencethat moment when all else fades and your focus is fully fixed
on God. To me, there is seldom a greater expression of epiphany.