Thanksgiving, Part 7

This will be the last post in the series on Thanksgiving.  Seven seems like a good number to end on, don’t you think?  It’s been a good exercise for me and I think that the time spent with family this Thursday and throughout the year will be more meaningful for me because of it.  I hope that if you have been blessed at all that you will give your thanks and glory to the Lord– the author and perfector of our faith.

 Revelation 4:9-11 “Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever.  They lay their crowns before the throne and say:  ‘You are worthy, our Lord and God to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.'”

This is such a picture of extreme holiness.  Chapters 4 and 5 in Revelation are filled with creatures, holy and otherworldly, all giving thanks, honor, and glory to God.  My concept of holiness is so finite.  I am definately unworthy to be counted as one of his followers, much less one of his children.  This is indeed an indescribable gift.

The other thought that comes to mind is that the events described in Revelation are things that have not yet come to pass in our concept of time.  Our Lord and Heavenly Father, who exists outside of time, sits on the throne not only in eternity past, but eternity future–right now!  It’s impossible for my finite mind to fully comprehend, but that which I can understand thrills me to the bone!  It also brings unspeakable comfort in these uncertain times to know the battle is won, victory is certain, He reigns and always will.

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