A brief note
It’s a new year, a new day. 2010 gave way to 2011. Here’s a thought to think on, as the year begins.
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3And 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. 4He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away."
5And he who was seated on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new." Also he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." ”
New world, Better world
There is a day coming, we know not when, we’ll not realise until it happens. But on that day, God will remake the universe. He will live with mankind; there will be no crying, no suffering, no pain and no death. Read verse four again.
“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away”
If that doesn’t make you pause for thought, then read it again. Realise what it is saying. It says that one day; God will wipe the tears from our eyes. Do you realise who this God is? This is the God who burned the stars into the sky with merely a word. This is the God who created the universe, who created life, microbe and mountains. This is the God who made you, and knew your every action before you were born. That God is going to personally wipe the tears from our eyes.
Now that is a thought to think on, as we go into 2011. We have a God powerful enough to create and recreate galaxies with a whisper, and we have a God kind and gentle enough to wipe the tears from our eyes.
That is a God worth following, is it not?
“And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:
"Give me a light, that I may tread safely into the unknown!"
And he replied:
"Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way."”
The Desert, Marie Louise Haskins