Lord Jesus, thank you for the faithful eyewitness testimony of John. Thank you for the encouragement it brings me to read the message you gave him. You, who conquered death. You, who sits at God’s right hand. You, the Alpha and Omega, are worthy of honor and glory and praise. You are the living one in whom I put my faith and trust. Thank you, dear Jesus. Please forgive me when I fail you. It is in your precious and everlasting name I pray, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.

“When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, ‘Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.'” (Revelation 1:17-18 ESV)