The Sea of Glass Mingled with Fire
based on Revelation 15.2, 3a “ And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire—and also those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands. 3 And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb,
In primordial time in the timeless wait The Spirit hovers over the darkening deep, God sings in command, light bursts through the gate Day springing with beauty and glorious heat. In hatred and spite Pharaoh sets Israel free; Though sheltered in glory 'neath fire and cloud They despair and are pinned between army and sea, And find rescue through trial where others had drowned. Old and new Baptizers on Jordan’s banks meet; John, washing with water, beholds Fire's face; The Righteous submits all just fullness to keep To shower the blessing of favor and grace. And there on His shore we’ll sing by stilled seas Washed in New Creation, at peace eternally.
© Randy Edwards 2017. This sonnet is for Christ’s church. If it is helpful, please feel free to copy or reprint in church bulletins, read aloud, or repost. I only ask that an attribution be cited to myself (Randall Edwards) and this blog (backwardmutters.com). Thanks. #poetry #sonnet #christian #devotional #Revelation