Introduction & Readings:
Isaiah 60: 1-5a
Jerusalem is assured that nations will make a pilgrimage to her, because the light of God’s presence is in her midst. The bountiful food of the sea and the profits of international trade will come streaming to Jerusalem and thereby declare God’s praise.
Acts 9: 1-19
Three times the book of Acts describes Paul’s conversion. This telling, coming between Philip with the Ethiopian and Cornelius’s conversion, sets the stage for extending the gospel to the Gentiles.