Rather than attempt to write something new and original, I am simply going to quote a portion of scripture. My purpose is simply that you read it and in doing so, allow the picture that John portrays of the Lord Jesus Christ to expand your mind, stir your spirit and warm your heart. As we come to worship it is vital that we remember who it is that we worship. Praise God then, that John gives us a reason to reject any notion of Jesus as one in need of our affirmation and instead gives us a glimpse of an all deserving, all-powerful and all-gracious God.
John records the vision that he has on the Island of Patmos. He speaks then of Jesus as; ‘someone like the Son of Man. He was wearing a long robe with a gold sash across his chest. His head and his hair were white like wool, as white as snow. And his eyes were like flames of fire. His feet were like polished bronze refined in a furnace, and his voice thundered like mighty ocean waves. He held seven stars in his right hand, and a sharp two-edged sword came from his mouth. And his face was like the sun in all its brilliance. When I saw him, I fell at his feet as if I were dead. But he laid his right hand on me and said, “Don’t be afraid! I am the First and the Last. I am the living one. I died, but look—I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave. (Rev 1:13-18)
Isn’t that amazing?