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Heaven and earth are bonded together in the striking image of verse 2. Evil is forever defeated. Wickedness no longer impedes the sweet commerce intended to take place between heaven and earth. It is the ultimate answer to the plea in the Lord’s Prayer that God’s “will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
The image of the flow between heaven and earth is similar to the dream of Jacob in Genesis 28:12, reiterated in John 1:51 with the image of “angels ascending and descending.”
As you receive the images of the New Jerusalem, which abound in purity and perfection, may you rest in victorious peace at the heart of the Church. This is the temple.
The home of God is with us. v. 3
You wipe away ev’ry tear. v. 4
Water from the spring of life v. 6
The lamp is the Lamb of God. v. 23
This is the twelfth of thirteen weeks in Kingdomtide, Year C.
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Thursdays are dedicated to the New Testament, except the Gospels.
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