Why look at the book of Revelation? So often it is seen as a difficult book that is only accessible to a few. We may not think it is worth bothering and instead stick to parts of the Bible we find easier.

Yet, in the introduction we are urged to take a different approach. The first verse tells us that Revelation a message from God given to ordinary Christians because we need to know what it says. Verses 3 of chapter 1 makes clear that this is a book given for our good.

In this book God pulls back the curtain on our day and prompts us to look to the future. We see Jesus as king in all things and his victory as secure no matter what happens. We are urged to keep going, keep trusting and keep waiting for eternal glory. This is stuff we need to hear.