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The Third Sunday of Epiphany

Genesis 14.17–20
Revelation 19.6–10
John 2.1–11

We are created to praise God. We cannot trulynd our existence in any other way, and neither can the created world, which longs to re-echo to the sound of human voices raised in songs of praise to their creator. So what Revelation is describing is the culmination of all the thousands of words that have gone before it in the Bible. It is describing the world shouting out in love, joy and praise.

In verse 5, a great voice issues from the throne, commanding God’s servants to praise him. This is a command that God’s people throughout the ages have tried to respond to as faithfully as possible... 

Taken from Lectionary Reflections – Year B by Jane Williams


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