We know the end!

Someone mentioned Revelation 5.9 to me recently:

And they sang a new song:
   “You are worthy to take the scroll
      and to open its seals,
   because you were slain,
      and with your blood you purchased men for God
      from every tribe and language and people and nation.
   You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God,
      and they will reign on the earth.”


Which reminded me of the film Educating Rita. For those too young to know the film, Rita (played by Julie Walters) is a hairdresser by day and an Open University student by night, seeking to create a better future for herself.


Talking to the English tutor Dr. Frank Bryant (played by Michael Caine), she explains why she wants to study, describing a family night out at the pub: “I did join in the singing but when I turned around, me mother had stopped singing and she was crying. I said, ‘Why are you crying mother?’ and she said, ‘There must be better songs to sing than these.’ And I thought, ‘Yeah, that’s what I’m trying to do—sing a better song.’”


I’m not sure there will be a better song than Rev 5.9.  And now when things  get tough, I’m glad I’ve read the book and know who it all ends.  The Lamb wins!

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