Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Thought

“I wept because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it.  But one of the elders said to me, ‘Do not weep.  Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.’” Revelation 5:4-5

Maybe it is that the vision of St. John serves to remind us not only that “these things must come to pass” but to also help us to remember where our hope truly is; that in spite of the world around us that seems to be coming apart at the seams as more and more people – perhaps including our own children – are walking away from the Lord and His Church, He alone is still the only One worthy to reveal the Last Day … and by His decree and His unwavering and uncompromising love for us will still step up in our place and do what we were – and are – unable to do for ourselves.

Our absence is not excused by any means!  Rather, we are shown that the Lord’s own purposes will prevail in spite of us … or perhaps because of us.  Make no mistake, however; the Lord will overcome and those who endure to the end will be saved” (Mark 13:13).



Suzie Tors said...

Thank you for the words of hope. The world around us is indeed falling apart, but we have our hope in the next. Wishing you blessings!

Michael said...

Thank you for your kind word, Suzie. My best to you.