Reflection for the Week- February 24th 2008
Have you ever reflected on the silence in heaven in Revelation 8? This occurs just after the opening of the seventh seal and before the sounding of the seven trumpets. A dramatic scene if there ever was one. Then an angel is given a massive amount of incense to offer with the prayers of the saints, which both arise to God. The prayers of the saints are important enough to God that there is silence, an awaiting the arrival of these prayers, and then action in response to them. After this the angel unleashes a series of natural warnings to highlight God’s coming judgment. Prayer is important—vital —and does not take place in vain. God has created a world in which our prayers make a difference in the total outcome of his involvement in the world.
Dr. Gregory J. Laughery