Scripture for Today: Revelation 22:3-4 “No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city and His servants will serve Him. They will see His face and His name will be written on their foreheads.”
What devotion! This girl has the names of thirteen celebrities written on her body! She asks her idols to sign somewhere on her arms or on her back in marker. She then goes to her local tattooist to make her souvenir permanent. Apparently she is choosy, allowing only those who she deems an icon to have this privilege. The autographs she wears include Angelina Jolie, Celine Dion and Lionel Richie!
Today’s verse describes a time in eternity when those who belong to the Lord will wear His name. And the privilege will be all ours! We, as His servants, will have a closeness to His throne and will daily see His face. His name will be on our foreheads, figuratively or literally. More than an autograph, His name will mark us for all eternity as His very own. And our service to Him will include forever reigning with Him (verse 5).
I may not have His name on my forehead now. But hopefully, I am so closely identified with Him that I and others know that I belong to Him and He is mine! His is a name that is above every other name (Phil. 2:9). So exalted is this name that one day every knee will bow at even the sound of it! He is the One who lifts my head high with His forgiveness (Ps 3:3). When I look to Him I can be “radiant” and my face is not covered with shame (Ps. 34:5).
Lord, how unworthy I am. Thank you for the incredible privilege of bearing Your name!