“John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne” (Revelation 1:4).
With all the anticipation, it has come and gone. The sentimental blues we all are experiencing reveal that it was more a holiday about family than a holy day about Jesus. Sentiment is an earthly emotion that holds us hostage to former days that will never be again. Exiled to the Isle of Patmos, it would have been easy for John to lament and sing the sentimental blues for a life that once was. Instead, he has a clear vision for the future; the anticipation of what will be; a new heaven and a new earth, where no earthly emotions will ever again take us captive.