When you feel like all is lost

The Apostle John was exiled on an island called Patmos.  He was the last one standing.  All the other Apostles were martyred.  It seemed like Christianity was being squashed.  But then, he was given this vision:

12 Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands,

13 and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest.

14 The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire,

15 his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters.

16 In his right hand he held seven stars, from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining in full strength. – Revelation 1:12-16

Here was the risen Savior, the Messiah, in utter glory and total reign over the universe.  Here is Jesus, given dominion over all of creation.  This is the vision that John needed when he felt that all was lost.  

Jesus reigns.  

He has not lost control.  He is reigning over all world events, and He will accomplish His purposes and fulfill His promises.  

When you feel that is lost, remember this vision.  Run to the Savior, our King. 

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