“[A]nd before the throne there was something like a sea of glass, like crystal; and in the center and around the throne, four living creatures full of eyes in front and behind” (Revelation 4:6).
“Something like” is a descriptive that lets us know that John is describing something He does not know how to describe. How does one describe the majesty of the Lord? In this age, we see a reflection of His beauty. In heaven, there will be the real thing. The Lord created beauty and from the place He rules, there is nothing the Lord does not see. Why does the mere mortal play the game of thinking the Lord does not see what He does.
Lord, there are many mysteries around me here. I cannot imagine what it is like in eternity. Rather than forging down a speculation path, help me to understand the simple message that You are all-seeing. You know the beginning from the end. You invented time and of course You see it all, as we would say, at the same time. You are the inventor of beauty. The only thing I know to do Lord is turn to You, the Creator of all things, seeking to see things through Your eyes.
Lord Jesus, what I have just read makes it even more amazing that You came to earth in the humble guise of an ordinary man from a small village. This too is a mystery I do not fully understand. Help me, dear Lord, to move beyond pondering to trusting so that I may understand that the promises You give me are from eternity and will bring me to be where You are. Guide me in the way of salvation, my Lord. Amen.