I just finished a Bible study on John the disciple. It ended in Revelation, because John wrote Revelation, and that is some crazy stuff. It sucks you in and I definitely recommend a commentary to go along side if you decide to read it. But do decide to read it because,
"Blessed is one who reads the words of this prophecy..." Rev. 1:3
Church last Sunday consisted of a Christmas Cantata, there was a huge choir and orchestra and it was pretty magical.
This is a big thing for me to say.
If you asked me, "How do you feel about choirs?"
I would say, "I hate them. They make you say all your vowels all weird."
(This all stemming from my choir experience which left me running out of my high school- age 17- crying my eyes out because of teachers on power trips, a theme that continues in my life.)
Anyway, back to the magical part: They were singing "O'Come O'Come Emmanuel" and they got to the "REJOICE!" part and with more than 100 people singing, "rejoice," in perfect harmony in a church so big the sound is echoing all around me I began to cry for surely a sound that big and consuming to me now is nothing compared to heaven.
"Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousands. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. In a loud voice they sang:
"Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!"