The Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany, February 10, 2019

Old Testament Isaiah 6:1–8 (9–13)

Epistle 1 Corinthians 14:12b–20

Gospel Luke 5:1–11

In the Introit we pray “O God, be not far from me.”  Jesus is not far, He is present indeed through His Word and His Sacraments.  The miracles St. Luke describe in his Gospel demonstrate that Jesus is God in the flesh.  Isaiah (Old Testament reading) and Peter both fall on their knees before God, convicted of their unworthiness to be in proximity to Holiness.  Christ, the eternal Son of God who sets His face toward Jerusalem and the cross, brings us into God’s presence through His atoning sacrifice.  Like Peter we let down our nets to receive a blessing, for in His grace we have nothing to fear (Collect).

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