Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under his wings. Day and night they never stop saying: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.” – Revelation 4:8 (NIV)
We often think of heaven as a pleasant, even sedate place. But the Scripture paints a very different picture. It seems that ethnicity is eternal, for John’s vision had people from many different tribes and tongues. It is filled with fantastic creatures like the ones this passage describe. But most pronounced in the midst of this is a greater sense of the majesty of God. Heaven is a place where God’s holiness is seen fully and that holiness causes such a response that all of heaven can’t help but worship. To be caught up in worship on earth is only a primer of what awaits us in heaven.
Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org
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