Falling for Jesus

Soul Snack 38/10 ... Falling for Jesus

The Apostle John had already been plunged into boiling oil. Tertullian reports he was unharmed and therefore banished to the island of Patmos.

Secreted in a small cave now called The Sacred Grotto on Patmos, John knelt. Half-way up the largest hill on this small Aegean island in a small cave John met Jesus.

Patmos is only thirteen square miles. Its highest peak at only 296 metres in still only a mere pimple on the landscape. Yet in this grotto world changing history was written, because privations of the body do not mean privations of the soul.

Sealed in solitude and the spirit, John's devotion found life.

"On the Lord's Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet ..." (Rev 1:10)

A commanding voice interrupted and a surreal scene dazzled. Jesus stood there with him. Immediately John responsed as we all will when we meet Jesus, he fell prostrate at Jesus' feet.

Jesus then reached down to John, touched him and spoke words of comfort.

'When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: "Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last ...".' (Rev 1:17)

This is what Jesus still does to all who would humbly fall at His feet. He will touch them and comfort them.

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