Nestled in the middle of that long, morbid description of some pretty horrific creatures, there’s this one little phrase, “…but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads.” Horrible creatures, horrible ugly terrible creatures – BANG! God’s people are safe – painful horrible creatures, people wishing for death, etc.
Wait, did I catch that right? God’s people are PROTECTED? Now there’s finally some payoff! Even though God’s people have had to suffer through all the other trials, this one has a bye. I don’t know about you, but this is pretty good news to me. This is the first bright spot I have seen coming out of Revelation for a long time, and it feels like a small but tangible fulfillment of God’s promises. It gives me hope that there’s more good news where that came from. Let’s see as we go….