“O Come Let Us Adore Him!” … It was a song then > now > and on Into eternity
It’s clear to me from reading the Bible that God’s purpose in sending Christ to earth was redemptive (not simply exemplary). His plan from “day one” (i.e. the Nativity) and even before (eternity) was to rescue people from every nation and race from their sin, transform them and prepare them for eternity in fellowship with Him (eternity in heaven)! So when I read these words from the book of Revelation this morning my heart leaped with joy… God’s purpose and plan will one day be fulfilled!!
“After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white robes and held palm branches in their hands. And they were shouting with a great roar… ‘Salvation comes from our God who sits on the throne and from the Lamb!’ And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living beings. And they fell before the throne with their faces to the ground and worshipped God. They sang… ‘Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and strength belong to our God forever and ever! Amen!’ (From Revelation 7:9-12)
What a scene! It was wonderful at the Nativity, and it will be awe-inspiring to experience it in eternity! It will bring to fulfillment the wonderful redemptive plan of our Heavenly Father through His son Jesus to fulfillment!
That doesn’t mean, however, that achieving this wonderful goal will be easy! In fact, it cost Jesus His life on our behalf! It won’t be easy for those who are counted worthy to make up that worshipping throng either… When the question was asked “Who are these who are clothed in white? Where did they come from?” This is the answer that was provided… “These are the ones who died in the great tribulation. They have washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb and have made them white.” Salvation is the free gift of God offered through faith in Jesus Christ! That doesn’t mean however, that following Him won’t be costly. It always has been! But regardless of the cost, I want to be a part of that throng!!