And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. (Revelation 22:4-5a)
In my last post, I wrote about the new song we can have in our lives through the power of God working in us and through us. Today, I'm writing about all things being new. God will make all things new. Isn't that fabulous? Sometime in the future there will literally be heaven on earth and we Christians will be living right in the midst of it. Revelation 21 and 22 describe the sight to behold. Not to mention that along with that new heaven and new earth, God will remove tears, pain, death and sorrow from our lives forever. Close your eyes a moment and take all of that in. Wow.
How often do you think about heaven? Heaven is a Christian's final destination and the place where we will spend eternity. However, we don't hear much talk of heaven in our pulpits today. When I think of my own life and discussions with friends, I don't recall talk of heaven being a recurring point of conversation. But why not? If we think about it, keeping a clear vision of a better future in the forefront of our minds would help us endure our present circumstances wouldn't it? Keeping an eternal perspective in the midst of our trials really does help us see the light at the end of the tunnel. Focusing on our heavenly reward at the end of the race of life is an excellent motivator to keep pushing to the finish line.
So what are you pressing through today? Health issues? Family issues? Financial pressures? No matter what the circumstances, if we remember that in the end we have a much better life ahead for eternity, not just for the blip in time of our fleshly lives, we can make it. We will have new life. We can have it now if we rely on God and His provision for us. We will all have happiness someday.