Let The Sunshine In

And, there in front of them was the star they had seen rising

Matthew 2:9
Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalms 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-13; Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12

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The Epiphany of the Lord, A

Some of you may have read about the small Norwegian town of Rjukan (pronounced roo-kahn) which was in the news a few months back. Situated between steep mountains, for six months every year the little town is shrouded in semi-darkness as the great peaks cast their shadows over the terrain below. And during the winter months, the only way the residents of Rjukan can get a dose of sunlight is to take a cable car ride to the top of a nearby ridge. That is, until recently.

On a cold day in October 2013, the entire village assembled to witness the miraculous event — for the first time ever faint rays from the winter sun reached the town’s market square!

But how did it happen? What brought the town out of the shadows and into the light? Believe it or not, a local artist devised a plan to install three giant mirrors high on the mountain. The solar-powered, computer-controlled mirrors steadily track the…

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