Tuesday, August 11, 2009


The Last Judgment, Michelangelo

Lord Christ,

I have been studying Revelation.
Earthquakes. Plagues. Dragons. Beasts.
Very difficult stuff.

But I’m reminded of your words in the first chapter:
Do not be afraid.

And John’s very last line of the book:
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people.

God's grace. No fear.
And where Revelation eludes me,
I will focus on praise.

Chapter seven describes a great multitude that no one could count...from every nation, tribe, people and language...in white robes...angels, too. And they fell down on their faces before your throne in worship:

Praise and glory
and wisdom and thanks and honor
and power and strength
be to our God for ever and ever.

Father, you reign in nature,
you reign across history.
Reign in our hearts, our minds, our souls.

Let that be our revelation! Amen.