Then, when the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. 2 Then I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them. 3 Another angel came and stood at the altar, and he held a gold bowl for burning incense. He was given a large amount of incense, in order to offer it on behalf of the prayers of all the saints on the gold altar in front of the throne. 4 The smoke of the incense offered for the prayers of the saints rose up before God from the angel’s hand. 5 Then the angel took the incense container and filled it with fire from the altar. He threw it down to the earth, and there were thunder, voices, lightning, and an earthquake. (Revelation 8:1-5, CEB)
The last seal on the scroll was opened and there was nothing. Silence for half an hour…
Then seven angels stood before God and the seven trumpets were distributed.
And an angel stood before the altar and took fire from the altar and filled an incense container and threw it down on the earth and there was thunder, voices, lightning, and an earthquake.
What does this mean?
It is a vision we try to make sense of to help us understand what is coming.
But really that is it, it is a vision. It could happen like this, and it might not. It might help us know what is coming and it might not.
Let us focus on what we know. The promises of God are always true and God is always with us.
So be about sharing God’s grace.
Loving People. Loving God.