New Things

Revelation 21:1-5


Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.2 I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.3 I heard a loud voice from the throne say, “Look! God’s dwelling is here with humankind. He will dwell with them, and they will be his peoples. God himself will be with them as their God.4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more. There will be no mourning, crying, or pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”5 Then the one seated on the throne said, “Look! I’m making all things new.” He also said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”


Reflection


Write that down – you can trust these words. These phrases from Revelation seem out of place in a world where we are unsure when and who to trust. Jesus is trustworthy and true and the more we return to God’s word to hear and see that God is good, the more we are able to determine who in our world is also trustworthy and true.


Question

  • Imagine sitting next to Jesus and hearing these words from Revelation. Is there anything you’d like to ask Jesus about?

  • How do you determine whom to trust?

Prayer:


Beautiful God, this is what we’ve been longing for all our lives – to be with you, in a world made right and new. We are thankful this is our future. Amen.


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