Father, once again, a vision in scripture of such great detail and magnificence – it could be a scene in a fantasy movie, or one of those wild, imaginative video games!
From John’s words, I can hear the rumbling thunder. I can see the bright almost blinding flashes of lightning. And between flashes, a halo of green glow, arches over and around a magnificent, brilliant throne. I can feel the heat of seven torches with burning flames.
In the foreground I can see a shiny sea of crystal glass and twenty-four elders seated on twenty-four small thrones, but bending down to kneel before the magnificent throne, and the One who sits on it.
But in the center of my view, what captures my attention, are four huge creatures: the likes of which I have never seen! It is truly the stuff dreams are made of. Or nightmares!
“The first living creature was like a lion the second was like an ox, the third had the face of a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle. Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings.” And these creatures fly; encircling the One who sits on the throne who could only be described as looking like beautiful, gleaming jewels.
I can hear the living creatures say in unearthly voices that resound with deafening volume and fill my senses, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come.”
It is so easy to think of You as my Father, my Comforter, my Helper. But John reminds me here of Your immense Power, with a capital P; and Sovereignty, with a capital S!
You are Majestic in Holiness, Awesome in Power, Highly Exalted. You are more than anything I can imagine on this earth. You are more kingly than the most exalted king, stronger than the strongest man, wiser than the wisest sage, smarter than the smartest scientist.
By Your hand, all things were created, and they continue to be in existence by Your command. And not just people, which is an incomparably immense task in itself, but every insect, bird, lizard, fish, and mammal!
All that people refer to as “Mother Earth” came from You. And beyond that, the moon, the stars, the sun, the solar system, the galaxy, the universe!
There is none like You. You are The One and The Only Lord and God. You are the only One worthy to receive all the glory and honor and power. Receive my worship. I am in awe of You. Amen