At lifegroup last week, Pastor Marty introduced the topic of us reading a book of the bible together. Some knucklehead (actually, the knucklehead was me) suggested Revelations.
As I was rereading the first chapter of Revelations, I was struck by something. Not once, but twice there is this refrain. God “Was, and is, and is to come.” There are other important things said here, that reinforce the idea that God is not just omnipresent in space, but also in time, but somehow, that’s just so striking.
God was, and is, and is to come.
God was present and active in the world. He is present and active right now. And he will be in the future, in some way, even more present and more active.
As he wrote “Revelations” John was improsoned for his faith. I wonder what kind of strength he drew from these reminders: God was, an is, and is to come. My challenges are nothing compared to Johns, but I’m drawing strength from them even as I write these words.