Zion

Zion

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.

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