Hi hey hello,
I got a ton done yesterday. Well, it really wasn’t all that much, but when you usually do nothing, it was a lot. I went to Goodwill to drop some stuff off, went to the bank, cleaned my car, signed up for CRoSSWILD, and tutored my cousin. Overall, a pretty successful day.
What I want to write about it not that though, I want to talk a little more in depth about the message given on Friday night at Unite Wakulla, specifically Josh’s part. One thing he talked about was Revelation 4. He used the picture of the throne room of God that John sees to show just how HUGE God is. Let’s just look for a second at that chapter:
And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and ruby. A rainbow that shone like an emerald encircled the throne. 4 Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on them were twenty-four elders. They were dressed in whiteand had crowns of gold on their heads. 5 From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. In front of the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits[a] of God. 6 Also in front of the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal.
Okay, so God looks to made of rubies and diamonds, beauty beyond compare. He has a rainbow that looks like emeralds encricleing Him. There is lightening and thunder all around the throne. That is insane. On top of that, all around the throne there is a sea of glass. That image has got to be the most beautiful thing I can possibly imagine. One thing that I always need reminding of is that anyone and everyone who came before God did not remain standing, but fell on their faces before God in utter worship and fear.
That is the God we serve. That is the God we choose to turn our backs on regularly, who we disobey. This is the God we decide isn’t worthy of our worship. We put ourselves on the same level as Him. Even though we do all of these things, and God knows we do, He still chose to send His perfect Son to die for us so we could spend eternity with Him. That right there is some good news.
It blows my mind each and every day that a God like this, one with so much majesty, power, and beauty would want to even be in the presence of sinners like us.
How does that make you all feel?
Title Lyrics: All Consuming Fire – Misty Edwards