I’m writing over at The Glorious Table today. Here’s a preview:
We are in a sweet season right now with our church. God has moved us to a diverse community where, for the first time in two decades, our family blends into the crowd. This diversity surrounds us even on Sunday mornings, still considered one of the most segregated times of the week. One of the gifts of being part of this diverse congregation is that every Sunday, I get a glimpse of heaven.
Revelation 15:3-4, A Scene from Heaven, says: “And they sang the song of Moses, the bond-servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, ‘Great and marvelous are Your works, O Lord God, the Almighty; Righteous and true are Your ways, King of the nations! Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy; For all the nations will come and worship before You, For Your righteous acts have been revealed.’”
When I say that we are diverse, I’m not exaggerating. China, Africa, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, Canada, and Central America are all consistently represented in our section of the sanctuary. Just as Revelation says that all the nations will come and worship, our church does so weekly. But this glimpse of heaven goes beyond the nationality of the worshipers.