Click to Listen: The Jesus I Need To Know Revelation 1:9-20
We are flickering flames of candle-light amidst the sun in all its brilliance. The shadows cast by candle-light churches will be eventually dispelled by Son-light. But until then, candle-light is somehow necessary illumination for the Son of Man’s blazing glory. God’s plan makes no sense to the world, but the strategy fits perfectly with what we know of salvation history. John’s vision of Christ is visual, not pictorial. It is to be heard as much as it is to be seen. In the Spirit, he helps us experience the presence of God through layers of vivid metaphor.