Today’s Key Verses: Revelation 1:1 1The revelation of 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. The word revelation is one that can mean one thing outside of a conversation about God and something completely different to some when talking about God and the Bible. What it literally means in this verse is that Jesus Christ revealed something to John through the use of an angel. And he did it so that we his servants would know what will take place as we inch closer to the day that Christ returns to earth. So what s the big deal about this verse? We can take away a big reminder from the subtleties that lay beneath the surface. Most especially is the reminder about Jesus Christ being the ultimate authority. It is He who gives John this vision. It is He who reveals, or lifts the curtain on the future, for John to see and therefore share with us what is to come. It is Christ who did this so that we would know what to expect as time ticks by. Not only does this remind us that Christ is the ultimate authority, but also that he cares deeply for you and for me. So much that he wanted us to have written down throughout the centuries exactly what will come to pass when the world as we know it ends and we are taken to heaven for eternity. It is not something to be feared, but to be thankful for. It is not something to dread, but to look forward to and lean on the authority of Christ who is in ultimately in control. Today s Prayer: Thinking about the end of the world can be scary and sound like something that just can t be true! Ask God to help you understand that He is in control, even when it may seem like something to fear or something you can t understand. Thank Jesus for caring enough about you that he would reveal these things and remind us that He is ultimately in control. Be in prayer, also, for this coming Sunday at OneLife. It’s going to be an awesome day. Don’t miss it!