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“And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught up to God and to His throne” (Revelation 12:5).

Did this not already happen?  Is this not our Savior Jesus?  Yes, this book is filled with mystery, for it describes metaphorically what God has done, is doing, and will do.  The Holy One has come, it is God in the flesh, and He calls you to Himself.  Come then and worship the Lord.  Know that He is Good and His mercy endures forever.  His rule is unyielding and will not wander from goodness and truth as many worldly nations and rulers do.

Lord, there is much that I do not understand.  You do not expect me to.  Help me to live humbly in my circumstances and walk as You would have me walk.  Guide me, Lord, so that I may now and always dwell in the goodness of Your grace and mercy.  You have come from the heart of God, for You are the sacred heart.  You and the Father are One.  Lead me to join with You forever.

Lord Jesus, I cannot begin to imagine what You have gone through for my sake.  You have come that I may have life and have it abundantly.  But You have also said that I will suffer because I follow You.  Lead me in the way I should live.  I am often confused and perplexed, but You are always good and merciful.  Lord, rule me and help me to live  willingly and joyously even under the sufferings I may experience.