After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice:
“Salvation belongs to our God,
who sits on the throne,
and to the Lamb.”
- Revelation 7:9-10
In this passage the apostle John is recording the vision he had of heaven. People from all across the earth are gathering and singing together the praise of God, while Jesus stands in the enter of them all.
If this is the vision for where we all end up, how should we live now? Remember that prayer Jesus taught us - “May your kingdom come and your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” In John’s vision we see what heaven’s like. But when we read the news, we realize that there is no such harmony here on earth. Instead, all nations, tribes, peoples and languages are divided and warring.
Pray today for God’s kingdom to come on earth as in heaven, especially in the area of how we relate to people of different race/cultures/nations.