To everyone who conquers, I will give permission to eat from the tree of life that is in the paradise of God.
I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb.
And the one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new.” And so he said, “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
When I saw him I fell at his feet as though dead. But he placed his right hand on me saying, “Do not be afraid. I am the first and the last and the living one.
I saw no more temple in the city for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb.
And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who from now on die in the Lord.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labors for their deeds follow them.”
Word and Image
offers two parts of my morning ritual, scripture and visual art. I make no
attempt to related the two (as I do in my daily quote and blog entries) and
yet, sometimes that will happen, for as we know God works in mysterious ways.