From the Desk of the Associational Missionary

And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.  His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;  And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. Revelation 1: 13-15

Earlier this month we celebrated Easter to commemorate the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Sometimes I wonder if we truly grasp the Savior we are serving.  Apostle John was the “last” man standing of the twelve who had seen Jesus in the flesh and walked with Him during His ministry.  The other apostles had already been martyred for the cause of Christ.  John had walked with Jesus; he was at the cross with Jesus’ mother when he was crucified.  He was with the other apostles when Jesus revealed Himself to them after His resurrection.  John continues his mission for Jesus and is sent to a work camp on the island of Patmos.  John has the vision we call the Revelation of Jesus Christ.  In the included scripture we see Jesus as He is today.  Majestic, all powerful and victorious.  I believe this vision was absolutely necessary for us as believers.  We need to see Jesus as He is – victorious, all powerful, in control.  This is who we serve, a risen Lord who has us in His hand.  Since He is victorious we are victorious.  He is our Lord, our Savior, our friend He loves and knows us.  In the world we live in we need to grasp this reality, because of His victory His church will also be victorious.

God Bless                                          Steve