Lord’s Day, December 10, 2017

DAILY READINGS: Ezra 6:1-22; Daniel 7:1-28; Revelation 2:18-3:6

His visage was so marred more than any man. Isaiah 52:14
His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire. Revelation 1:14

Here we have two distinct visions of Christ. The prophet saw him marred and disfigured, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. His tormentors wrote “Jesus of Nazareth” over His cross, because they didn’t recognize who He was. But we do! And one day soon we’ll see Him as John did, in His glory and majesty, Jesus Christ the righteous. What a wonder, that He who is as John saw Him, became as Isaiah saw Him, to deliver us from sin and bring us into eternal fellowship with Him. —Carl Knott

Thine be the glory, risen conquering Son,
Endless is the victory, Thou o’er death hast won. —Edmond L. Budry