My degree is in English and I’m a writer by trade. I’m a just free range syllable slinger. Numbers just ain’t my thang. The cogs in my brain machine seize up when John starts listing off ten horns, seven hills, ten kings, no wait, seven, I mean eight. It’s no surprise then that my eyes gravitate toward these number-free words in this passage: “. . . the lamb will conquer them, because he is Lord of lords and King of kings. Those with him are called and chosen and faithful.”
But I think it’s more than their numberlessness that attracts me to these words. Among the terrifying imagery of Revelation, I appreciate this reminder of the Truth–our God reigns. He’s always true to himself and to his people. His true love conquers all. That’s something I know I can “count” on.