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The Beauty of some of the words that describe Christ

What really struck me about today's discussion and looking through the first part of the book, was the beauty of the names of Christ. The dazzling Christ, Wonderful Counsellor, the lamb, the root of David, the words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars, (The words of the Son of God ) who has eyes like a flame of fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze), the bright morning star, King of Kings and Lord of Lords.   Some of these words subscribe to Christ's power but to me are also beautiful in their imagery. One of the most lovely Bible verses is Proverbs 25:11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in frames of silver. Not Revelations but still beautiful and practical.

Maureen

Thanks for posting Maureen - and for joining in the discussion by phone. Revelation really does work as poetry doesn't it? I think that's part of the reason that we read the more evocative passages at funerals- the language is directly emotional.