The Magi's journey stands as a universal symbol of humanity's quest for greater meaning. Their arrival, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, highlighted the meaning of Jesus as a royal, divine, and sacrificial figure. Epiphany signifies the revelation of Christ beyond any singular group, extending the promise of salvation to all nations, showcasing God's intention to offer salvation to “all those who believe”. This pursuit resonates with the biblical promise: "When you seek me with all your heart, you will find me" (Jeremiah 29:13).
"As with Gladness Men of Old," a hymn often sung during Epiphany, beautifully resonates with the journey of the Magi. The hymn's opening lines, "As with gladness men of old did the guiding star behold," tells the joyful experience the Magi found from seeking Christ. The verse "So, may we with willing feet ever seek Thy mercy seat" assures us we will find grace and mercy when we seek Jesus. In essence, Epiphany surpasses historical narrative; it prompts us to persistently seek Christ as the answer to our deepest longings, urging us to acknowledge God's goodness and love. Just as the Magi found fulfillment in Jesus's presence, we, too, discover true meaning when we seek and find God in our epiphany today.