Listen to the Wind Words – Revelation 3
By Kelli Campbell
‘And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars.
“‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead…”
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’ (verses 1-2, 6)
‘And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: ‘The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens.
“‘I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name….”
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’ (verses 7-8, 13)
‘And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation.
“‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth…”
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’ (verses 14-16, 22, all references ESV)
Kelli notes that Eugene Peterson’s translation of Revelation 3 in The Message* has a particular ring to it. The Message words the repeating verses 6, 13, and 22 as follows: “…Are your ears awake? Listen. Listen to the Wind Words, the Spirit blowing through the churches.”
*See our editor’s note about The Message here
Since marrying her Marine thirteen years ago, Kelli Campbell has lived in eight homes. She has planted zinnias at every one. Kelli is a photographer and a homeschooling mother of four. Her life looks like a zinnia patch: messy and colorful. There are more than a few bugs and weeds, but no matter the season Kelli sees one thing through the lens of her camera: beauty. She shares those images at ZinniaPatchPictures.com.