Gather | Devotion #4: Revelation Song
Sierra Combs | Women’s Ministry Director
“At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne. And he who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian, and around the throne was a rainbow that had the appearance of an emerald…From the throne came flashes of lightning, and rumblings and peals of thunder, and before the throne were burning seven torches of fire, which are the seven spirits of God, and before the throne there was as it were a sea of glass, like crystal. And around the throne, on each side of the throne, are four living creatures…and day and night they never cease to say, ‘Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!’” Revelation 4:2-8
There has never been a time when music was not my thing. I love it. Even when I am not singing, strumming, humming, or listening, I am doing one of those things in my head. It is like I have my personal movie soundtrack going on in my head, and it is pretty awesome. God has gifted me with a musical heart, mind, and ear, and in recent years, He has taken this shy, terrified, quiet girl and given me boldness and passion to help lead His people in worship. It is just my favorite thing. Every Saturday night, I go to bed excited to wake up to gather together to worship our incredible God with my church family. Every Sunday morning, He wakes me up at 5:30 am in a good mood, which is truly miraculous because I am not a morning person and on any other day even having to get up at eight is like pulling teeth. However, that is not the case on Sundays. I love the church and worshiping together is important.
As a worship leader, there is nothing better for me than seeing and hearing the church put everything aside and focus their hearts on singing praise to God. There are so many songs that hold much meaning to me, but there is one in particular that gets me every time. I often have held back tears of joy when singing or hearing it because I think, this is awesome now but WOW! This is only just a small imperfect preview of my eternal future in Heaven- sitting around the throne room of God with absolutely no other purpose but to worship the King of the Universe. The song, Revelation Song, is practically plucked straight from Scripture, as you can see from above. Also check out Ezekiel 1:25-28. I love to sing the chorus to this song.
Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord God Almighty,
who was and is and is to come.
With all creation, I sing,
praise to the King of Kings,
You are my everything
, and I will adore You!
I just close my eyes and think about what it will one day be like in Heaven. With all creation, I will sing praises to Him who sits on the throne. I long for that day. I agree as the song continues.
Filled with wonder, awestruck wonder,
at the mention of [His] name.
Jesus Your name is power, breath, and living water!
Such a marvelous mystery!
That is so true! The fact that God loves us so much that He left that glorious throne room to come to Earth as a man and pay the penalty for our sins is a straight up marvelous mystery. The awesome thing is that if you have accepted Him as your Lord and Savior, you will be standing beside me one day singing praises to the Lamb that was slain. I pray I see you there. In the meantime, we can and should keep practicing here while we wait!