TUESDAY, October 27

Revelation 4:1-11. Day and night without ceasing they sing, “Holy, holy, holy, the Lord God the Almighty, who was and is and is to come.”

The London subway system displays many signs warning travelers to be careful when stepping from the train to the platform or from the platform to the train. The signs say, “Mind the gap.”

The phrase bears repeating for every Christian believer, for there is a gap between God and our understanding of God. If we’re not careful, we begin to think of God as much like us, simply bigger, more powerful. But God is not simply a human being on a grander scale; God is holy–and wholly–“other.” God has no beginning, no end; God created us, and is not one of us. In the Revelation of John, the creatures of the new reality continually say, “Holy, holy, holy, the Lord God the Almighty, who was and is and is to come.”

God’s reality transcends anything we can imagine. Rather than just taking up more time and space than we do, God transcends time and space. We would do well to remember God’s “otherness” and holiness the next time we try to limit what God can do in our lives. Mind the gap.

PRAY for the Diocese of Toungoo (Myanmar)

Ps 45 * 47, 48; Ezra 5:1-17; Matthew 13:1-9

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