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The Bible begins with day and night, the Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. It ends with day only, and the River of Life. Darkness and evil are gone. Only grace flows from the river.
Images of permanent abundance characterize this final chapter of the Bible. While there is no physical temple in space, there is a reference to time in the twelve crops of fruit harvested in each of the twelve months. Time, not space, survives as the link that makes eternity descend into the months and days of our lives.
The final words of the Bible echo deeply in the emptied stillness of the heart. As the clarion cry, “Come Lord Jesus” sounds and fades away, the stillness of Advent is days away. Prepare for an ever more complete coming of the Lord Jesus into your life.
The flowing water of life. v. 1
On my head, the name of God. v. 4
You, Lord God, will be my light. v. 5
Amen. O Come, Lord Jesus. v. 20
This is the last 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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