“The Lamb went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne” (Rev 5:7).

Prior to this scene, the seer of Revelation had ascertained that no one in heaven or on earth was worthy to open the book in the right hand of Him who was seated on the throne, or to break its seals (v. 3).

John wept much over this (v. 4).

But our heavenly Father gave the book with the seven seals to the only One who was worthy to open it, the One whose blood did “ransom men for God from every tribe and tongue and people and nation” (v. 9).

Our Father has given judgment over all people to His Son (Jn 5:22), who brought us salvation. No one could be more worthy than He who came into the world to perfectly fulfill the will of the One who sent Him.

Great is the mystery of love between the heavenly Father and His only Son, a mystery in which we are also included. He, the mediator between God and men (1 Tim 2:5), receives everything from the Father and gives it to us, human beings.

United with Jesus and His heavenly Father, we can await and perceive with vigilance and confidence the events foretold in the Book of Revelation. These, like all that God accomplishes, seek our salvation, even if they are plagues that the Father allows so that mankind may experience the consequences of its aberrations and turn to Him.

Our Lord Jesus Christ was given the book with the seven seals. Thus, all the events of history are not simply a natural and law-abiding course, but are in the hands of the wisdom of the Lord, who came to reveal to us the love of God. In His hands is everything, past, present and future. Therefore, we can go through these apocalyptic times with confidence and serenity, knowing that we are protected by our heavenly Father.