LORD God, you are my God. With all the descriptions of Revelation 17–the harlot, the mountains, the seven kings, and the beast who is given authority for a short while to make war on the Lamb–there pops out one bright phrase of your promised hope. “They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.” (Revelation 17:14 ESV) You are glorified in the outcome, Father. I give thanks in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.