“Feast for the Nations”
Revelation 21: 24, 26: “And the nations shall walk by its light, and the kings of the earth shall bring their glory into it … and they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it.” As this week started out with a major Feast, (Holy Name) so it ends with an even greater one (Epiphany, the Revelation of Christ to the Gentiles). Sometimes we are sidetracked by the characters of the Magi and their gifts, to the point that some people use this story to justify the commercial focus of the Season. (Give presents! The Three Kings did!) No, the focus is what this passage shows: Every nation shall come and worship the King of Kings. All nations will come to Christ. Don’t lose sight of that!