Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


November 4, 2009

Ever play peek with a toddler? Hide the ball under a blanket, and it goes away, pull away the blanket, "There's the ball!" You revealed the ball back to the child. That was a revelation. The word in Greek for revealing what was hidden is the word, APOCALYPSE.

The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John...
- Revelation 1:1 TNIV

Notice that apocalypse has no note of terror, or fear, simply that which is made known but was not known prior. John, in his Apocalypse, will reveal matters (some, not all) of challenging times that early Christians suffered, and have suffered to some extent right up until today. And that which will be made known has proven a great comfort to believers in the crucible of challenges. But the focus is on what is made known! The focus of John's revelation is not what is not known, but what is known, revealed.

A's much more about our glorious God than it is about other matters. When we're up against it, what is central is: Who are we connected to? Jesus Christ, and the power of our grounding in him!

Dale Patterson