November 17, 2015

Rev 21_5

Revelation 21:1-8

When I think of God’s kingdom coming in its fullness, I am reminded of the gospel hymn “Soon and Very Soon.”

Soon and very soon, we are going to see the King!
Hallelujah, hallelujah, we’re going to see the King!

Imagine seeing the King of Glory as the New Jerusalem descends from heaven. The trials and temptations of earthly life give way to the peace of Christ and the joy of salvation. The old fades away and God’s promise of eternal life becomes the present reality for all who know Christ as Lord and Savior.

No more crying there, we are going to see the King!
Hallelujah, hallelujah, we’re going to see the King!

The vision afforded John the seer is one of wholeness, restoration of a fallen world and reconciliation of a sinful humanity. No longer is there sickness; no longer is there suffering among God’s beloved children. The day and hour known only by the Father arrives, the city of God adorned as a bride awaiting her groom. “The one who conquers will have this heritage.” Revelation 21:7

No more dying there, we are going to see the King!
Hallelujah, hallelujah, we’re going to see the King!

Prayer: O Lord our God, your mercy endures forever. Hallelujah! Amen.

Today’s devotion was written by David Nuottila, Pastor of Union Lutheran Church, Salisbury, NC.

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Lyrics by Andrae Crouch accessed Nov 16 – http://www.spiritandsong.com/compositions/997

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