This morning my Bible reading included Revelation 21 and Psalm 117. I was struck by the word nations in each reading.
Praise the Lord, all you nations;
extol Him, all you peoples.
For great is His love toward us,
and the faithfulness of the LORD endures
Praise the Lord.
The city [speaking of the New Jerusalem] does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it.
Early in Scripture we learn that God's promise is not only for Abraham's line, but for all the nations and peoples of the earth. The verses above remind me that there are beautiful and glorious things in all cultures throughout the earth that honor God and reflect a little of who He is. Around the world today, His people gather to worship. What a day it will be when we are all gathered TOGETHER before the throne of the Lamb, in the New Jerusalem, worshiping rightly and in unison!
Have a blessed Sunday, friends, wherever you find yourself in the world today.
Let's worship and bow down!