We need to first attempt to imagine how difficult a task this
John. He had to try and describe something that is beyond our limits of
experience, and by using only human words that we are able to understand. Think
about how difficult this must have been for John.
|John Writing "The Revelation"|
In some ways, I think what John was trying to do must have been similar to what we would have to do if we were able to somehow speak to a baby, still in the womb of his or her mother. Imagine what it would be to try and explain to this little one what our present world is like – the world outside of the mother’s womb.
There are perhaps some things that this baby possibly could relate to. For instance, the little baby in the womb would have a consciousness of his or her own being. He knows that he is alive and that he has feelings. We could perhaps relate to the baby on that level.
The baby must also have an awareness that there are other people. They know about their mother, certainly. The baby is living within the very womb of their mother. They must also know about their dad, who gets down close and talks to them through the belly of the mom. With these few bases of knowledge that we have in common with this little baby in the womb, we could perhaps begin to tell him about the family that he will be born into.
But then what? How would you describe to this little unborn one the forests and the lakes of Wisconsin? How would you begin to tell him of the grandness of the world on which we live? And more pertinent to our subject of today, how would you begin to describe what a city looks like? Where would you even begin? (to continue reading, click READ MORE)