I’ve been reading through Revelation recently — slowly, because I am trying to understand all the symbolism and details described within the text. However, the reason for reading through Revelation might not be the reason you would expect.
It’s to see Jesus.
In Revelation, John not only describes the Savior’s return, but he most importantly describes the Savior. I think it is not so much for His followers to recognize Him when He returns, we will know it is Him, but I think it is to show unbelievers who He is. They will have no reason to doubt, although some still will, that Jesus is God’s Son.
Within the first few chapters of Revelation, this is the picture of Christ we see:
- “One like the Son of Man, dressed in a long robe and with a gold sash wrapped around His chest. His head and hair were white like wool—white as snow—and His eyes like a fiery flame. His feet were like fine bronze as it is fired in a furnace, and His voice like the sound of cascadingwaters.” Revelation 1:13-15
- “The One who has the sharp, double-edged sword…” Revelation 2:12
- “The Son of God, the One whose eyes are like a fiery flame and whose feet are like fine bronze” Revelation 2:18
I may not be able to understand the vision of Christ as John saw Him, but I do know that Jesus is beautiful and surrounded by glory.
Below is one of my favorite mash-up songs that reveals the beauty of Christ. I hope you take the time to listen and that it blesses your day. (If you can’t listen to the whole song, start at 11:15 to hear the final song).
My hope is that as you search for wisdom through the Scriptures, you also pause to think upon Christ’s beauty.
*Your Faithfulness by Jon Thurlow
*Strong Love by Jon Thurlow
*Jesus You’re Beautiful by Jon Thurlow