Jesus has promised Thyatira His authority as they persevere to the end. He now also promises them something else.
“I will also give that one the morning star. Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” (Revelation 2 v 28-29)
Venus is known as the morning star as the first to appear after the sun sets or the last to disappear before the sun rises. It heralds of course a new day, hope and a new beginning.
But by the end of this revelation we see who the morning star really is: Jesus Himself (22:16). That’s our promise. His very presence. Maybe you cannot muster hope today but you can receive Him. Maybe you’re not interested in enthusiastic plans for the future but you can welcome Him into your today. Some mornings you simply need His presence.