Sunday, July 2, 2017
Read Revelation 1:4-8
To the seven churches in the province of Asia:
Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.
To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father–to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.
Look, he is coming with the clouds,
and every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him;
and all the peoples of the earth will mourn
because of him. So shall it be! Amen.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
“Lord, in the past you have forgiven my sin. In the present you have made me a priest to serve you and love others by connecting them to you and your love. In the future you will make yourself known to the world as its ‘all in all’. May this reminder guide the meditations of my heart today and forever more. Amen.”