Day 362

Today’s Reading – Revelation 1-5

They took up a new song, saying, 
“You are worthy to take the scroll and open its seals, because you were slain, and by your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe, language, people, and nation. You made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they will rule on earth.” 
Revelation 5:9-10 CEB

I have to admit I don’t understand most of this book of the Bible.

That is not to say that I am not fascinated by it.

I am also more than skeptical of anyone who claims to know what it all means – even the author didn’t understand all that he saw and wrote!

Here is what I do know . . . this is the final chapter of God’s revelation to humankind called the Bible. Like any good book the last chapter sums everything up and ties up the loose ends.

God wins!

All the battles that seemed lost – God wins!

All the evil that seemed to prosper loses – God wins!

Oh and Jesus – for those that had faith without seeing – You will see Him!

Every now and then, when the night is darkest, read the last chapter of the book and remembered how everything turns out – it makes the scary parts not so scary!


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s