"I heard a voice from heaven, like the sound of many waters … like the sound of harpists playing on their harps." – Revelation 14:2 NASB
John was overwhelmed, struggling to find words to match the wonders of Heaven. It was filled with sights of splendor. In particular, John was impressed with a voice that sounded like many harps. He had seen living creatures and elders “each one holding a harp” (Revelation 5:8). And he described hearing a voice like “harpists playing on their harps.”
The harp has a unique place for God’s people. As a boy, David played the harp for King Saul, with miraculous impact (1 Samuel 16:23). The harp was so important that David set aside men in his army to prophesy with harps (1 Chronicles 25:1-3). The Bible tells us that harps are an integral part of praising God (Psalm 33:2).
What might these harps have sounded like? We know from modern recordings that harps produce a natural sound, as each string vibrates with the perfect pitch designed by God. As we know from the Bible, the sound of the harp can be soothing and even healing. Yet when played in a harp choir, the sound can be overpowering.
Here on earth, tastes may change from person to person. But as John discovered, the impact of the sounds in Heaven can be overwhelming! How do you imagine Heaven? No matter what your thoughts, you can be sure that Heaven itself is more glorious than you can imagine! But don’t wait. Praise God now! Enter His presence! Be prepared to be
PrayerFather, thank You for preparing an eternal home for me. I long to spend eternity with You. I praise and worship You! In Jesus’ name, amen.
Extended ReadingRevelation 14