Open my eyes
Revelation 4: 1-6a
A New Heaven and a New Earth
21 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[b] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life.
God, it's Monday morning
and all the pressures crowd in on me
and Sunday praises have evaporated.
But today you invite me rise above it all
to look up and see You on Your throne
holding things all together
even when they seem to fall apart.
"Come up here", You say.
Like old man John in exile on Patmos,
I can be in the Spirit
- even on a Monday morning!
Open my eyes, Lord. AMEN
written by Peter Neilson