You are in your car driving home. Thoughts wander to the game you want to see or meal you want to eat, when suddenly a sound unlike any you’ve ever heard fills the air.
The sound is high above you. A trumpet? A choir? A choir of trumpets? You don’t know, but you want to know. Â So you pull over, get out of your car, and look up. As you do, you see you aren’t the only curious one. The roadside has become a parking lot. Car doors are open, and people are
staring at the sky.
Shoppers are racing out of the grocery store. The Little League baseball game across the street has come to a halt. Players and parents are searching the clouds. And what they see, and what you see, has never been seen, before.
As if the sky were a curtain, the drapes of the atmosphere part. A brilliant light spills onto the earth. There are no shadows. None.
From every hue or color ever seen and a million more never seen. Riding on theÂ rainbow is an endless fleet of angels. They pass through the curtains one myriad at a time, until they occupy every square inch of the sky.
NORTH! SOUTH! EAST! WEST!
Thousands of silvery wings rise and fall in unison, and over the sound of the trumpets, you can hear the cherubim and seraphim chanting, Holy, Holy, Holy!Â Â The final flank of angels is followed by twenty-four silver-bearded elders and a multitude of souls who join the angels in worship.
Suddenly, the heavens are quiet.Â Everything is still! The angels turn, you turn, the entire world turns and there He is.Â Â Jesus, the Christ! Through waves of light you see the silhouetted figure of Christ the King. He is atop a great, whiteÂ stallion, and the stallion is atop a billowing cloud.Â Christ opens His mouth, and you are surrounded by his declaration:
“I am the Alpha and the Omega!”
The angels bow their heads. Â The elders remove their crowns. And before you is a Figure so consuming, so full of loveÂ that you know, instantly you know:Â Nothing, nothingÂ else matters!
Forget stock markets, workÂ and school reports.Â Sales meetings and football games. Nothing is newsworthy; nothing means anthing.Â Â All that mattered, matters no more…. For Christ has come!
Submitted by Marsha:Â Revelation 1:8
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