Today's reading: Revelation 11
Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign forever and ever." Revelation 11: 15 NRSV
At this time of year, when we are in Advent and are preparing the way of the Lord, it is wonderful to hear these words: the kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord!
We think of Revelation as a book of destruction when it fact it is all about the new creation. God creates something new right here in the old place. The old world becomes the new world. The kingdom of the world morphs into the kingdom of our Lord and our Messiah.
Think of all the things that you wish would be changed for the better in our world. The poverty, crime, destruction and misery that God would change to riches, joy, contentment and love. What would that new kingdom of God look like? What kinds of things would you like to see?
And when that happens, God will reign forever and ever!
Copyright 2010 Amelia G. Sims