“To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.” (Revelation 2:7) Laurie is walking, running, and dancing in his glorious light, as he smiles at her in his paradise.
“To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to him who receives it.” (Revelation 2:17) Laurie has a new pet name given by her beloved. She carries that name written on a white rock in the pocket of her brilliant white wedding gown. That name is a secret that only she and her bridegroom share.
“To him who overcomes and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations…I will also give him the morning star.” (Revelation 2: 26 & 28) Laurie graciously exercises her authority. She glows as she holds the morning star.
“To him who overcomes, I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on him my new name.” (Revelation 3:12) Laurie lives forever in the temple of God. Her presence there is a supporting pillar. She is wearing the name of God, the name of the new Jerusalem, and the new name of the Lamb of God.
“To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne.” (Revelation 3:21) Laurie sits with the King of Kings on a throne encircled by a rainbow like an emerald in a city of unimaginable beauty.
Father God, give us grace to follow Laurie’s example – to believe in Jesus Christ, to overcome our trials, and to glorify you. In the name of Jesus. Amen.