“We infer that God’s secret plan for history lies hidden in the sealed scroll; so when the Lamb takes the scroll from his hand and begins to break its seals, we look though John’s eyes for answers to our questions, When? and What? and How long? Instead of answering our questions, the prolonged process of preparing to unroll the scroll presents a series of portraits that answer the question, Why, if the Lion-Lamb has conquered, does the world continue to be a place of evil, violence, and misery?” (Dennis E. Johnson, Triumph of the Lamb, page 117).
A quote used in the Reflection on Revelation 6 for Trinity Presbyterian Church of the OPC.