Good day friends! I pray your week and weekend went well!
Readings for November 1, 2020; All Saints’ Day
Revelation 7:2-8 (9-17); Psalm 149; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5: 1-12
“Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb. . . . Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!” Revelation 7: 10, 12
The above words are proclaimed by those who have died in the Lord. They are praising him with such words now, even as we sit and read this devotion. All our beloved from generations past are before the throne of God rejoicing with these words. What a sound!
Close your eyes and imagine these joyous proclamations honouring our God; your loved ones who are there now, worshiping our God, and the Lamb, in all his glory. No more tears. No more pain. Just joy and rejoicing. Yes, close your eyes and envision the spectacle. Just let your being be silent and take it all in. See the majesty of our God and join in the praises, “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb. AMEN!”
(Take time to do so.)
In our life of faith we, the saints on earth, are eternally joined with the saints in heaven. It’s the very reason we proclaim in the Apostles’ Creed, I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of Saints…, and we sing, “I’m but a stranger here. Heaven is my home.” Not only one day in the future will we be rejoined with all those who have passed on before us, but right now, we are worshipping and praising God with all the saints. How awesome is that!?!
May you find peace in knowing that when you are singing His praises, your voice is resounding with those who are rejoicing in his presence.
Let us praise the Lord, one and all, now and for eternity!
Prayer: Dear Lord, holy, holy, holy is your name. All praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength are yours. In Jesus’ name I pray. AMEN!