Saturday, December 28, 2013

Revelation 5-8

We read Revelation 5-8.  And at least for me, this book becomes more and more of a mystery to me.  We hear about a scroll and a sacrificed "Lamb" who is the only One worthy of opening the scroll.  We know Our Lamb is Jesus.  Then, we learn about seven seals the Lamb opens.  They unleash all kinds of scary stuff on the world.  It's all part of God's plan for eternity.  I admit, once again, that I don't understand it all. 

As I read, though, I know that I will come to understand more and more as I grow in my faith.  I also know that I want to be with God at His throne for eternity.  I believe in Him who saves me.  I do not want to disappoint Him.  I need His forgiveness and grace.

‘Never again will they hunger;

    never again will they thirst.

The sun will not beat down on them,’[a]
    nor any scorching heat.
For the Lamb at the center of the throne
    will be their shepherd;
‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’[b]
    ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’[c]

I have to follow my shepherd.  Thank goodness He already knows who I really am, how confused I get.

A prayer for today-

Dear God,

Thank You for knowing me and loving all of me.  Your thoughts are better than my thoughts.  Help me to strengthen my faith and to know You more and more.  Work in me and through me with Your power for Your glory.

In the name of Jesus I pray,

Grace and peace,

*This post is part of A Mind-Maker-Upper's Everyday Reading Project.  Click here to read more.

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