Sunday to Sunday
The readings for the fifth Sunday after Epiphany are Is. 6:1-8 (9-13); 1 Cor. 6:12b-20; and Luke 5:1-11.
Coming before someone we’ve hurt by what we’ve said or done is one thing; admitting we no longer deserve their friendship is a whole other level. But in our Old Testament and Gospel readings, God Himself draws Isaiah and Peter to do this very thing. Isaiah admits he’s not worthy of being in the presence of such holiness; Peter outright calls Himself a sinful man. Nevertheless, the Lord pardons them both before sending them to tell of salvation that’s free to all who trust in Him.
This same Jesus Christ comes to us today with free forgiveness. Courageously confessing Him, we strive to serve him and others in the body we’ve been given.