I once heard a definition of God’s will–God’s will is exactly what I would do, if I had all the facts. I think that applies to this whacked-out passage of Revelation. God knows what he’s doing. His way is the right way and his understanding of his process is flawless. Nothing is wasted or late or meaningless. The beauty of it is–he doesn’t need my approval. Not comprehending all of his plans and how he executes them doesn’t mean I should just shrug my shoulders, scratch my head and not try to at least give it a good think. Part of knowing and understanding God is seeing how he works and what that reveals about his character. I may be puzzled, but I will keep looking for the missing pieces.