Revelation 8:13

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As I watched, I heard an eagle that was flying in midair call out in a loud voice: “Woe! Woe! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the trumpet blasts about to be sounded by the other three angels!” - Revelation 8:13

Dear Jesus,

Your vision to John provokes anxiety in my heart. It shows me an eagle flying around shouting that although you have already prophesied calamities on the earth that even more and more are to come. It's like there is nowhere to hide from your judgement on a broken human race. But I know you are the redeemer who has already forgiven us. Be merciful to us your children as you frustrate the idolatry we have for created things. And as you take away our little kingdoms please draw near to us and bless us with your kingdom of grace and peace. Help us to rest in the quiet of your promises and to wait through the hard times for the rising Sun of that last great day when all trouble will be over. Give me the knot in your rope to hold onto!

Pastor Don Patterson

Hang on to God's promises even when he allows the fiercest storms and he will pull you through.