Tuesday, June 30, 2009

the throne

If you haven’t in a while, read Revelation chapter 7.

I read it almost every time I open the word. Mainly so that I don’t forget, especially while in Zambia, what I have to look forward to.

Through John’s eyes:

After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb”.

Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?”

I answered, “Sir, you know.”

“These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

This scene is hard for me to imagine. The joy of this procession, the glory brought to heaven.
I cannot wait to see the great multitude in white robes. I cannot wait to be there and see my babies here in Zambia dancing around the throne wearing white. But more than anything, I will be watching their Father’s face while he takes in every moment.

And the best part:

They are before the throne of God
And serve him day and night in his temple;
And he who sits on the throne will spread a tent over them.
Never again will they hunger;
Never again will they thirst.
The sun will not beat down upon them,
Nor any scorching heat.
For the Lamb at the center of the throne
Will be their shepherd;
He will lead them to springs of living water.
And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.

These children are aching for the throne.

I'll be out of town for a week so there won't be any postings for a while.
We're traveling 8 hours to Livingstone to see one of the seven wonders of the world!
We're also going on a safari and visiting about 100 sponsored children and writing their updates.
I am so excited!

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