The Crystal Sea

“And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal:… The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”—Rev. 4:6, 10-11

I was alone on the shore of Eastern Lake, praising God in my own quiet and personal way. A fish jumped about ten yards from me as the sun peaked from behind the trees. The ripples of the water began their glistening as the soft breeze nudged them to shore. What an amazing place, what a wonderful scene.

Just imagine our amazement someday when we stand before God’s throne with billions of angels, all of our biblical heroes, and all of our loved ones in the Lord as we sing together this mighty chorus… “Thou art worthy.” The scenery there will be an emerald halo around the throne, amazingly beautiful creatures, and a sea as clear as crystal.

One of my “issues” with the ocean is that I can’t really see what I’m stepping on. Even Eastern Lake was browned by heavy algae. But there in heaven, there are no contaminates whatsoever. The sea will be crystal, as clear as our souls which have been cleansed in the blood of the Lamb. Oh, to capture that kind of praise and adoration for God here below… let’s make that our goal today.