“John’s Reunion with Christ “
Several times in the gospel of John, John is called the disciple Jesus loved. John was at Jesus’ crucifixion. At that time hanging on a cross, Jesus told John to care for His mother Mary as an appointed Son.
We know Jesus spent over three years with John and the others, yet look at John’s reaction when he meets the risen Son of God.
Please read the following verses.Revelation 1:9-20
9 I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. 10 On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, 11 which said: “Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.”12 I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and among the lampstands was someone “like a son of man,” dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. 14 His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. 15 His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. 16 In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.
17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. 18 I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades. 19 “Write, therefore, what you have seen, what is now and what will take place later. 20 The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand and of the seven golden lampstands is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.
Now I am sure I will be in awe of Jesus when I see Him. In my head, Jesus would not look as John describes Him here. However, we need not be afraid. We can count on the truth that the One who saved us will not abandon us, but grow us into a wonderful relationship with Him.
But will we bow before Jesus as John did?
Absolutely, when we see Jesus in His eternal countenance we too will be in wonder and awe of our living Lord.
It occurs to me, there will be a lot of bowing in heaven, perhaps we better start working on it now.
Have a tremendous day in the Lord,
Let everything that has breath (this includes you) Praise and thank the Lord.
Be Blessed, Be a Blessing;