Verse of the Day


"After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands."

~Revelation 7:9


Today's Devotional Thought

July 15, 2013 by Wendy Foreman



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Santo, Santo, Santo

One of my favorite moments of our trip to Costa Rica came on Sunday morning of our trip. We were attending Sunday morning worship service at one of the churches we had been working with all week. Service started around 9:30 with singing. And at 10:30, we were still singing.

And, I loved it!

All of the songs were in Spanish. But after a couple of unfamiliar songs, I heard a familiar sound. And, while the words were not at all familiar, the song was. And tears began to swell in my eyes as I started to sing "Revelation Song" in Spanish.

It was powerful.

And it was a moment where my heart and soul worshipped the Lord and felt his presence so strongly, even though my mind could not comprehend the words that were being sung.

I looked around the room as hands were raised and my new brothers and sisters in Christ were worshipping in their language. And even though my mind did not comprehend the language, my spirit did. And the presence of the Lord was all around us as we worshipped in a language foreign to us.

Different language.

Different food.

Different customs.

Different country.

Same God.

And in that moment, I got a glimpse of what heaven will be like one day.

And by this little glimpse, I can imagine what a glorious day that will be.

It reminded me of Revelation 7:9:
"After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands."

Can you imagine it?

People from every nation, every tribe, and all languages bonded together by their love for the Lord.

When we were leaving the church that day and saying our goodbyes to the people we had grown so close to over the week, one of the young men said to me, "I am not going to say good-bye. I will just say, see you in heaven!"

Indeed.

And what a glorious day that will be.






Memorize this verse today:

"After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands."
~Revelation 7:9



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