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I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, “Come!” (Revelation 6:1)

What unfolds in time the Lord already knows.  He invented time.  He knows the end from the beginning.  But we are given the ability to see and that means slowing everything down so that we can see.  Will you receive the gift of sight?  Will you see that the Lord is Lord of all?  Many stand in the presence of the light and see darkness.  You have been given the gift of sight.  As many as see the light, to them He gives the power to become children of God.

We are called to follow Jesus.  Many are called, but few are they who walk the path of being a disciple.  The first thing Jesus said to you was, “Come.”  In this scene of heaven, the living creatures are saying, “Come.”  Will you come and follow the Lord?  When this scene is played out in your presence then, it will be too late.  The Lord is bidding you come now and follow Him into real life.

Lord, You have called me through the water of my baptism.  You came humbly in order that I may become like You and be a child of God.  You have come.  The question is, will I follow You?  Help me in all my doubts, fears, and unbelief to come and follow You now and forever.  Guide me in the goodness of the gift of new life that You have given me.  Lead me, Lord, and help me to follow You now and evermore.  Amen.