Revelation 4:1-11, Psalm 15:1-6, Luke 19:11-28
My Beloved, what heaven is like we do not know. Those to whom visions have been granted are unable to describe what they saw; they use imagery and try to make comparisons with what we know but it is incomprehensible. All we can gauge is that it is a place where God is and His beauty, power and glory are beyond description.We have to get to heaven in order to experience it ourselves.
Thank You for your assurance that You have gone before us to prepare a place for us so where You are my Beloved we too can be.
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in the vault of heaven.
Praise him for his mighty deeds;
praise him for his own greatness.
Praise him with trumpet blast;
praise him with lyre and harp.
Praise him with dance and tambourines;
praise him with pipe and strings.
Praise him with clashing cymbals;
praise him with clanging cymbals.
Let everything that breathes sing praise to the Lord.
This is what we will be doing in heaven, exulting in our praises of the Living God and in this praise, worship and adoration we will live in perfect, eternal joy.
My Beloved, there was an aura about You, a Presence, an authority, a palpable power emanating from You over everything. When the people heard You they were aware that they were experiencing something extraordinary. They were in the presence of God although they not did know it nor could they articulate it, yet they had a strong sense of a divine explosion that seemed imminent. It is at this point that You tell them this extremely sobering parable of the talents.
Yes, You our King came 2000 years ago and You have left us with the treasures of our faith entrusting us to use it and multiply what we have been given. The greater the returns on our initial investment, the greater will be our reward and in proportion to what we have gained through our faithfulness in the vineyard and the extent of our effort.
To those who are indifferent, to those who knowingly refuse to accept the truth because they are aware that if they should they believe there has to be a complete metanoia. Those who find it hard or impossible to discipline themselves or who they prefer to live a life of self-indulgence and hedonism will find that the same God of Love, Tenderness, Mercy and Compassion is also a Righteous Judge before whom they will have to stand someday and render an account of their stewardship.
Lord help me to do all that God desires and has planned for me to do in this live. Amen!