Delayed Gratification

Man, people who preach prosperity versions of the gospel (“If you accept Jesus, your life will be great and bad things won’t happen to you!”) must not read the Bible. In today’s reading (Revelation 7) the people in Heaven are described as those who came out of the great tribulation, who hungered and thirsted, who were scorched by the sun and cried.

The promise of God wiping away all our tears and leading us to living water? Don’t lose hope, because it is coming, but it comes later.