...and cast their crowns before the throne saying: You are worthy, O Lord To receive glory and honor and power. For You created all things, and by your will they exist and were created.
Have you ever been in the presence of greatness? Have you been awed by someone's gifts and abilities? You watch in amazement as the athlete, in a concentration of will, forces his body to do the seeming impossible; something you could never do. You sit rapt as the musician performs, being led along in their gift. You walk out of a theatre satisfied and amazed at an actor's portrayal of life. You sit in an audience and savor the collective gasps of amazement as you share this experience with others.
How that must pale in comparison to the end of time – when all things are full, satisfied and complete. Pieces fall neatly into place and all questions are answered. Can you taste the deliciousness of that day? Imagine your satisfaction as you Cast your crown ... the fruit and rewards of your existence; at the feet of Him who made you and knows your every lifes breath!
So it seems to me that it is all about casting:
Casting your fears I John 4:18: There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear; because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
Casting your sin Romans 13:12: The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
Casting your encumbrances Hebrews 12:1: Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin which so easily entangles and let us run...
Casting your cares – I Peter 5:7: Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
Casting your uncertainty – Hebrews 10:35: Therefore do not cast away your confidence which has great reward. For you have need of endurance so that after you have done the will of God you may receive the promise.
And finally, on that great day, we will all cast our crowns. I can hardly wait.
By: Carol S Short