December 30, 2011

Seventh Day of Christmas

Seventh Day of Christmas

Lectionary

Morning - Ps.147, Is. 62, 1 Jn. 2:18
Evening - Ps 90, Dt. 10:12-11:1, Heb 3

Isaiah 62 looks forward to the restoration of Jerusalem and Judea after the Jews return from their captivity in Babylon. But, like much of the prophecy of Isaiah, it uses the return from captivity to foreshadow a greater return, a greater glory of Jerusalem, and a greater Salvation than from mere human enemies. It foreshadows the grace of God given to Jew and Gentile through the Saviour Christ. Jerusalem here represents the entire people of God; the Church of Christ in all ages. The love of God is poured out upon them forever.

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