A foggy morning greets me as I sit for our time together, Father. It is beautiful to behold. All the nuances of Your creation are a constant reminder of Your power and might and Your attention to detail. Your hand in creation is a great reassurance that Your hand is upon my life as well. Thank You, Father.
Revelation 5:1-5 (<<click the green)
In the midst of this scene of power and might and holiness, with everyone lifting praise deservingly to God, stands a strong and mighty angel. And in reference to a sealed scroll which God holds in His hand, he shouts in loud voice,
“Who is worthy to break the seals on this scroll and open it?” vs2
The Amplified Bible puts it this way,
“Who is worthy to open the scroll? And [who is entitled and deserves and is morally fit] to break its seals?” vs2
And because no one in all of heaven or earth or under the earth stepped forward, the Apostle John wept bitterly.
But one of the twenty-four elders said to [John], “Stop weeping! Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the heir to David’s throne, has won the victory. He is worthy to open the scroll and its seven seals.” vs5
I realize that that is a lot of introduction but as I write, Lord, it must be stressed that only You, the Lion of Judah, are worthy. In all of eternity both forward and backward only You were able to live a life of perfect obedience to God. Only You were able to pay the penalty for the sins of all humanity by dying on the cross. Only You in Your resurrection proclaimed Your power over evil and death! And because only You “won the victory,” only You “can be trusted with the world’s future”!*
A song from my childhood comes to mind. The repeated line of the first verse says it all, “He’s got the whole world in his hands.”
No matter where we find ourselves in our life’s journey, Lord, we are safely in Your hands…and that is where I want to remain. Amen.
Aug 15th, Tues, 6:24 am
*Core concepts expressed in this paragraph are from the Life Application Study Bible New Living Translation