Not the Book of Revelation!!!


“I saw this and fainted dead at his feet”   Revelations 1:17

Every week Don and Josiah do their little “schtick comedy” routine of an outro after service.  Sometimes I tune them out and plan what I’m having for lunch.  But, this week I actually paid attention and I learned three things:

  1. You cannot see enough of Lucy Beth in that stupid strappy-baby-holster-thing Josiah wears.
  2. “Ahoy Matey” – (and THANK YOU Poseidon) The Adventure Series is over – there will be no more nautical analogies.
  3. We are Rewinding to Easter, beginning at the end, Alpha to Omega in reverse, starting in the book of Revelation.

WAIT A MINUTE!!!  (Insert the annoying tape rewinding sound…..)

Did he just say Revelation ?!?!?


Not the Book of Revelation!!!!!

 I’ve read it.  It confused the beejeezus out of me.  So yesterday I re-read it.  And – not surprisingly it STILL confused me.

Some of you who are the “artsy” type probably really like the imagery in Revelation.  It is vivid and bold and descriptive in any version you choose to read.  It makes you want to go buy some oil paints and a canvas.  I can kind of understand that.

Some of you who are the “analytical” type probably really dig the cryptic numbers in Revelations.  You want to dust off the old scientific calculator and delve into a mind blowing math/word problem of epic proportions.  I can kind of understand that.

But me?…..I’m just a “faint dead at the thought of a red dragon with seven heads eating babies” type.  I plowed right through all the descriptions and metaphors and number lines – straight to the very end.  And here is all I know.  God is coming again.  He will win.  And that’s all I needed to know.

“Behold, I am coming soon!…I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” -Jesus

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