ISSL Reflections August 21 2022 Revelation 22:1–7 Post 1

Now we see the angel introducing us to “the river of the water of life…

Take time in your hearing these words to notice all this water accomplishes.

Revelation 22:1-7 (New Revised Standard Version)

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city. On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. Nothing accursed will be found there any more. But the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him; they will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And there will be no more night; they need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.

And he said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true, for the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants what must soon take place.”

“See, I am coming soon! Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”

The “river of the water of life” is described as “bright as crystal.”

Can you recall a time you saw a river or stream you might describe as “crystal clear”?

Is such water inviting to you?

Take a few minutes to imagine yourself wadding into that water and notice not only how it feels to your feet and legs but how it makes your entire body feel.

{ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est}

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