Heavenly Father, Sovereign God and Merciful Savior, your Word is truth. What you say never returns empty results. I admit to bewilderment as I read of the woman and the dragon, the great sign appearing in heaven, the birth of the child who is taken to his throne and the prepared place in the wilderness for the woman for three and a half years. The imagery captivates me. The possibilities astound me. The vision John sees overwhelms me, and I see the beauty in the terror of the scene. Your victory over anarchy speaks to your power and wisdom. I thank you for allowing John to write of his experience. I pray your good and perfect will be done in the name and authority of Jesus. Amen.

“And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.” (Revelation 12:1 ESV)