Revelation 15:2-4 And I saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who had been victorious over the beast and his image and the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, holding harps of God. And they sang the song of Moses, the bond-servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, “Great and marvelous are Your works, O Lord God, the Almighty; Righteous and true are Your ways, King of the nations! “Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy; For ALL THE NATIONS WILL COME AND WORSHIP BEFORE YOU, FOR YOUR RIGHTEOUS ACTS HAVE BEEN REVEALED.”

My family and I just returned from a short break in a city that is just 170 km south of where we live and it was a time of sadness because we had to say goodbye to my Mum who came to visit us for nearly 2 months and a time of togetherness as the 4 of us had time to catch up as a family.

In the short span of 33 years, I have had to bury a dear cousin, my father-in-law, my Dad, an uncle, my Granddad, my Grandma, my wife’s Grandma and now  only have 2 wonderful Mums (My wife’s and mine) and my Grandma (Mum’s Mum) left to call my own immediate extended family. A lot lost and now with my move so far away from the few precious family members, a chance of not seeing them much in the future too 😦

In all this, I wonder what God is saying to you and me as we continue life’s perilous journey. Even with Christ now living in me, I suffer loss, I witness suffering, pain and even death and there is little to comfort us. Is there a hope at all?

As we read through the book of revelation and in fact through all of the Bible, we see God not as an enforcer or a tyrant but as one who loves us dearly. We do also see ourselves in the many people mentioned in the Bible with their many needs, their ill deeds, and the one common connection is the God who created us all and loved us.

This great God gave us life and we reject Him, this merciful God died for our sins and we ignore Him, this patient God knocks on the door of our hearts and we keep Him out in the cold and yet this loving God waits for us with arms wide open to receive us.

In this God I found the love of a perfect father, a sincere friend, a faithful companion, a merciful master, a gentle shepherd and a valiant warrior over my sin and suffering. He has more than compensated the many I lost, and gives us the assurance that if we call Him Lord, He will give us the joy of living in His presence without any more pain and hurt for all eternity.

Can you join the hosts of heaven and sing the song of Moses that was sung to celebrate the tyranny of the Egyptian pharaoh and his blood thirsty men? I pray that you can today.

In His Loving Service,
ServantBoy

Exodus 15:1 Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the LORD: “I will sing to the LORD, for he is highly exalted. The horse and its rider he has hurled into the sea.”

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Comments
  1. Joseph says:

    🙂 good post bro.

    I read a sermon once by David Wilkerson. Right Song, Wrong Side. He talked about how God wants to see us rejoicing and praising Him in the fire.

    It is easy to praise and thank God AFTER deliverance. Can we praise, sing and thank God during trial and tribulation?

    • ServantBoy says:

      Thanks Joseph! It’s easy to complain but hard to rejoice in that moment of grief until we realize what God went through to save us from the pits of hell! I have a lot to learn from and much to thank God for and I pray that as I spend time in the word, my attitude will reflect God’s heart before the end of my physical life…
      Blessings,
      Vineet

  2. “Great and marvelous are your works, O Lord God. . .” When I sing that, the pain and loss fades away. 🙂 Thank you for encouraging us always, in Jesus! deb

    • ServantBoy says:

      Deb,
      Today I was reading about Joni Tada Erickson and how she is eagerly waiting for her new body in Christ and I thought about your little girl and so many who are challenged with physical infirmities but these do not hold us back from loving and glorifying God whose son came down to earth in the lowly form of a human and went through a lot, lot worse for a condemned people and we have fulfillment in Him alone!!! Your courage as a mother is commendable and I’m certain God smiles overtime you praise Him.
      In Christ,
      Vineet

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