First Reading: Isaiah 60:1-6

A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah.

Arise, shine, for your light has come,

the glory of Our God is rising on you,

though night still covers the earth

and darkness the peoples.

Above you Our God now rises

and God’s glory now appears on you.

The nations come to your light

and the leaders to your dawning brightness.

Lift up your eyes and look around;

all are assembling and coming toward you,

your daughters and your sons

journey from afar.

At this sight, you will grow radiant,

your heart will thrill and rejoice;

the riches of the sea will flow to you,

and the wealth of the nations will come to you.

Camels in throngs will cover you,

the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah;

everyone in Sheba will come,

bringing gold and incense

and singing the praise of Our God.

The Word of God recorded in the book of the prophet Isaiah.