In 95AD a devoted follower of Jesus named John had a supernatural experience that he wrote down. All these years later we are still able to read about that experience as the book of Revelation which is the final book in the Bible’s New Testament. The book of Revelation has a bad reputation and can be something that many are actually scared to read. There is a lot of ideas out there that it is all about judgement and hell and the apocalypse. In fact, this is a book of HOPE. Don’t let the rumors scare you…if you have never read Revelation, I think you will love it.
During this experience, God was showing John glimpses of the future. One of the things John was shown was some of what heaven would be like. In the 21st chapter John write, “I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!”
ALL THINGS NEW!
Can you imagine life without death? Without sorrow? Without crying? Without pain?
What a day that will be! God promises to wipe away all tears and remove all reasons for experiences pain. He will then make all things new. What a day that will be.
However, that day is not today. So, what do we do until then? The beautiful thing is we do NOT have to wait to experience a little heaven here on the earth. We can be someone that helps to relieve pain and sorrow in the lives of others. We can serve and care and share and help…
We may not be able to ‘make all things new,’ but we can lift the burdens of others. We can love those who feel unloved. We can visit those who are alone. We can give to those who lack.
We can serve those who are in need. We can do to others as we would want them to do to us.
There will be a day, when God will make all things new. What a day that wil be.
Until then, let us each be about bringing a little piece of heaven to earth.