Formal is Normal


Revelation 7:9
New International Version (NIV)

The Great Multitude in White Robes

9 After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.

Formal Dress Required

Here amid the daily darkness
The world gives us casual views
It’s hard to see what it might be like
So here are some heavenly clues

Flashing lightning fills heaven’s throne room
While peals of mighty thunder ring
Powerful creatures hold back the four winds
As the choirs of angels sing

The streets reflect the purest gold
The gates are made of gigantic pearls
Stars faint and fall from the sky
As the wind blows and swirls

Multitudes of beings come
All clad in white attire
Singing Salvation’s Joyous Song
While the angels watch and admire

Then a servant sheep appears
The Lamb of God arrives
And every single knee bows down
Without Him not a single one survives

And the twenty-four that sit on thrones
Without exception or a thought
Fall face down upon the ground
Even their souls He’s bought

Then praise erupts as never heard before
And heaven shakes from shouts of glee
“Holy, Holy, Holy! Is the risen Lamb of God!”
“He died and made us free!”

Then things grow calm once again
And peace fills all of heaven’s space
Until the Lamb comes round again
And we look into His wonderful face

©2017 by William Pierce


May we never look upon You without awesome fear and wonder. You bless us with mercy, grace, and love. May we never be ungrateful.

Thank You! In Jesus’ Holy name! Amen!

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