“And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be His people, and God Himself will be with them as their God.” (21:3)
No more middle men. No more kings, priests or temporary authorities between us and Our Creator God. No more distance or separation of dimension. We will see Him and by Him we will see everything else.
“And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it,” (21:23-24)
The culmination of creation, and yet it will be a beginning. A city, a river that heals and fruit that brings life. Goodbye Darkness, our old friend. Now you’re just somebody that we used to know.
It’s hard to imagine what this will look, feel, taste, sound and smell like, but I know it’s is abundantly more than we can ask, think or imagine.
Some people get freaked out about Heaven because it sounds like a never ending worship service. Our earthly context for that spells b-o-r-i-n-g. Doesn’t He know how many of us have ADD?
How about a place with rivers, trees, breathtaking architecture and God Himself? He’s going to make it all right. Making all things new. Restoring what’s been broken and lost. He is coming quickly.
If you feel unsure about eternity or unexcited about a New World, take a step closer. Don’t stop here, keep reading His word. Keep discovering His perfect promises which are coming to fruition. Keep familiarizing yourself with the teachings and example of Jesus. Keep going.
Thank you to everyone who has supported Carly and I on this undertaking. We’ve covered the whole Bible together! Stay tuned for more because we can’t stop reading now. It’s still daily bread.