When the Magi following the star reach Jerusalem, they meet with King Herod. The Magi look to the star with hope, but Herod sees it as a sign of trouble, and all of Jerusalem along with him. When the heavens themselves begin to defy prediction, there is no telling what will happen. The birth of Jesus is an event that reverberates through human history. Epiphany reminds us that Jesus, the light of the world, in all his life changing ways, has arrived, helping us to see all things, and even ourselves, in a new light.