Yesterday, while on the treadmill, I was listening to Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto. The song “Us Against the World” played. My favorite line from that song is:
“And I just want to be there when the lightning strikes and the saints go marching in.”
I was swept up in the moment and the image above popped into my head. It is the image of freedom…Paris has been liberated and the people are gathered in welcome and celebration. Today, as I read from my morning devotion I was struck with the same image found in Revelation 7:9-12.
“I looked again. I saw a huge crowd, too huge to count. Everyone was there—all nations and tribes, all races and languages. And they were standing, dressed in white robes and waving palm branches, standing before the Throne and the Lamb and heartily singing:
Salvation to our God on his Throne!
Salvation to the Lamb!
All who were standing around the Throne—Angels, Elders, Animals— fell on their faces before the Throne and worshiped God, singing:
The blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving,
The honor and power and strength,
To our God forever and ever and ever!
I don’t know about you…but that’s a Victory Parade that I desire to be a part of. Chris Martin sings, “Slow it down…” I want to see it in slow motion, I will want the moment to never end…the moment of seeing people march into Heaven, Jesus at the forefront, people cheering, singing, crying, and shouting:
“Salvation to our God on his Throne!
Salvation to the Lamb!”
I just want to be there when the saints come marching in.