Where Joy And Sorrow Meet

January 5, 2010 at 3:41 pm (Musings...)

For some reason, the stillness in the air after a snowstorm always takes my mind’s eye to the Throne of God ~~ after all, it is at HIS feet I bring my burdens, failures, my accomplishments.  I know that in His Presence I find refuge, so it must be a quiet place, because I could be a hermit and LOVE aloneness.

But at His Throne, I find power.  I find release.  I find answers.  I find healing.  He puts my pieces back together.   He loves me so much, that He sent His Son, Jesus to die for my sins.   At His Throne, my mourning is turned to dancing (Psalm 30:11).  He will cover me with his feathers and under His wings I find refuge (Psalm 91:4).

There is power in stillness…

As I was reflecting on His Presence, I was reminded of Revelation 5 ~~ I usually don’t include long passages in my blogs, because people like short and sweet, but honestly, you must read the whole passage to understand His Throne IS a place where joy and sorrow meet!

1Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals.  And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?”  But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it.  I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside.  Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

 Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing in the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.  He came and took the scroll from the right hand of him who sat on the throne.  And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.  And they sang a new song:

“You are worthy to take the scroll
      and to open its seals,
   because you were slain,
      and with your blood you purchased men for God
      from every tribe and language and people and nation.
  You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God,
      and they will reign on the earth.”

  Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders.  In a loud voice they sang:

“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
   to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength
   and honor and glory and praise!”

 Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing:
   “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
   be praise and honor and glory and power,
         for ever and ever!”


1 Comment

  1. Brian said,

    Oh Yes! Praise the one who is worthy of all glory, honor, and praise!
    I love the way you write! God speaks through you Melodye, what a blessing.


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