Monday, August 18, 2014
Who are these dressed in white?
As I stood looking at those acres of grave markers I thought of this passage from St. John's Revelation:
"Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, "Who are these, robed in white, and where have they come from?' I said to him, 'Sir, you are the one that knows.' Then he said to me, 'These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb." (7:13-14)
As I thought about St. John's revelation I thought that perhaps the scene he saw was somewhat like the one in front of me - row after row of those dressed in white. Will death have the last word? Will the blood of the Lamb cover us all? Who are these robed in white?