Blood, Sweat, and Tears 

Author: Sherri Martin

Scripture/song/image: The Lamb who was slain

Scripture:  Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed to open the scroll and its seven seals.” Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: “To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, forever and ever!” Revelation 5: 5, 13 NIV 

Reflections: Right in the middle of the world-wide coronavirus crisis, my Dad died. No, not from the coronavirus but from a long-term battle with heart and respiratory failure. Whenever there is acute sickness resulting in death; blood, sweat, and tears are unavoidable. The stark reality of humanity’s vulnerability and mortality cannot be ignored. Tears are sometimes the sole companion of isolation, separation, and pain. Yet even when it seems a person weeps alone, the Holy Spirit is present. This morning, I was reminded of John exiled to the island of Patmos. Reminded of the heavenly vision imparted during a time of political, religious, and social upheaval. Reminded of how John wept and wept. No matter what today holds for you or me, may we join together in worshipping God because WORTHY IS THE LAMB!

Revelation Song by Phillips, Craig, and Dean.


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