Lutheran Daily Devotional 4 May 2022 || Wednesday Message By Lutheran Hour Ministries.
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Scripture: Revelation 7:9-12
Lutheran Daily Devotional 4 May 2022 MESSAGE
The book of Revelation is full of set pieces—bright images that are sort of like grand paintings, where you can stand there for hours and look and look and never see everything there is to see. In this particular image, we see victory. We see the end of all our suffering, and the triumph of Jesus our Savior. We are looking at Act V of the drama that begins with rebellion in the Garden of Eden and came to a climax when Jesus suffered and died on the cross.
And what do we say? We see people—millions and billions of people, all the people that Jesus ransomed from death with His own blood. And they are happy! They are wearing clean new clothes and waving palm branches around. They are shouting and celebrating. The great day has come, and all the powers of evil are dead and gone. God is the Victor—and all His people with Him.
But it’s not just the human beings who are celebrating. The angels are also celebrating. The elders are celebrating, whoever or whatever they may be. And the four living creatures before the throne are celebrating—creatures so strange that, if modern people saw them, they’d call them aliens.
All of creation is happy. All of creation is thankful and joyful and blessed—why? Because of what Jesus has done to save His creation. They say, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” It’s party time!
And we, too, can sing those words—even though we are still in the struggle, even though we are not quite at Act V of the drama of God’s salvation. Because we know it is coming. Jesus has already come to rescue us. He has suffered, he has died, and he has risen from the dead—so that all of us who trust in Him can be remade, brand-new creations of God. We will see it come to completion with our own eyes. Why not celebrate a little early?
WE PRAY: Dear Father, thank You for Your Son, our Savior! Amen.
Lutheran Daily Devotional 4 May 2022 was written by Dr. Kari Vo.
- What is your favorite celebration—a holiday? A birthday? Something else?
Have you ever started a celebration a little early? When and why?
What do you look forward to the most about God’s victory?
Today’s Bible Readings: 1 Samuel 23 Psalms 54 Psalms 63 Luke 22:47-71
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