A reading from the scriptures caught my attention today.
Two weeks have passed since we remembered Jesus brutal death on the cross, his burial, and his resurrection from the grave. There is no other grave in the whole world that is empty!
Jesus appeared to many of his friends and even ate food with him. Finally he ascended into heaven where he is seated at the right hand of the Father. John, the beloved apostle had this vision of heaven and he describes what he saw.
The Lamb is Jesus who was slain, sacrificed for us, forgiving our sins and giving us eternal life.
11 Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders.
12 In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”
13 Then I heard every creature in the air and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying:
“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!” (Revelation 5:11-13 NIV)
Not only are the multitude of angels praising The Father and Jesus, but so too are the birds of the air, animals on the land, even rabbits that burrow under the earth and the fish of the sea.
As one meditates on these words you will have peace. We are encouraged by scripture to keep our minds on things above, and the peace that passes understanding will enter our minds. This is a good way to heal a troubled mind.
Meditate on this truth. This will keep me thinking for a long time.