The Glory of God Is Its Light

This meditation is based on a passage for January 6, 2011 in the Daily Lectionary Year 1 from the Book of Common Worship for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (1993).

Text: Revelation 21:22-27

Reflection and Question: In these few verses, the image of the city, so central to Jewish worship, is expanded to include the Lamb of God, along with God Almighty. The center of the city is no longer the temple, but rather the lovely image of God as the light and the Lamb, Jesus, as the lamp. Only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life are able to enter this city. The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender faithful like Heather Reichgott and Scott Anderson who so obviously bring before Christ glory and honor, are, by definition here in Revelation, among the people who walk by God’s light. Who do you see entering the gates of the city where there is no night?

Prayer: Most loving Jesus, You are the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world and the Lamp from whom the perpetual Light of God shines. Wipe away all that is unclean or false in us so that we may bring honor and glory to You. Amen.