Today’s Scripture Selection: Revelation 14:1-3
(Note to Faithful Readers: With today’s post we come to our second run through our alphabetical study of the scriptures. I hope you have enjoyed picking out a few significant words related to the faith – and maybe found a few more of your own. Tomorrow, we will move in a new direction – one with a view toward providing some reflection on Biblical passages that provide therapeutic counsel on some of life’s toughest issues. I can’t guarantee it will “solve” all your problems – I wouldn’t dare promise such a thing by offering a few daily blog posts. But I hope you will find in the text and my reflections on it what used to be commonly called the Balm of Gilead – and along with it – some healing for your soul.)
The old hymns put it well: “Lord, I want to be in that chorus.”
Which chorus? The heavenly one, of course.
Here’s how the Book of Revelation speaks of it:
“Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads. And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and like a loud peal of thunder. The sound I heard was like that of harpists playing their harps. And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders.”
What a beautiful picture that is.
Now, much has been made about who the 144,000 are – where exactly Zion is supposed to be, etc. – but I would rather just sit for a minute, quietly imagining that glorious scene and that wonderful music pouring from Zion.
If there ever has been or will be a mountain top experience surely this is it.
And you and I – by the grace of God – can one day be a part of it.
So, speculate if you will about the specific who, what, where, when, and how of it. For me, I just want to add my voice to the rest of the choir; however God in His grace makes that happen.
Prayer: Lord, I want to sing your praises, now and always. AMEN.