“A couplet in Psalm 23 could have served as a text for St. John’s vision of salvation. Maybe it did. Thou preparest a table before me / in the presence of my enemies. The Lord presides over a meal as a host; a war has rendered all enemies powerless to harm. Psalm 23 and Revelation 19 are companion pieces in the exposition of salvation, showing forth two elements: rescue from the catastrophe of the shadow of death; hospitality at a table where we are made whole with the intimacies of goodness and mercy. Rescued and healthy: saved, both now (‘all the days of my life’) and always (‘in the house of the Lord forever’).” Eugene Peterson, Reversed Thunder, 166-167