Saturday, June 2, 2012
Verse for Today - Revelation 21:2-4 (click for min-blog)
Revelation 21: 2-4
"I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
Read all of Revelation 21
I saw a quotation from John Piper this week that I've been thinking about about. He said one of the dangers of watching TV and movies is that we become accustomed to not thinking about God. These verses from Revelation 21 are also easily forgotten.
We're told of the remarkable deliverance and future that awaits the children of God... and what do we do? We loose sight of it. Instead we spend our time, our thoughts and energy on everything but these things.
These verses were part of the vision that was given to John for us all. We are the Bride of Christ. We are the Church He came to save... the ones purchased by His blood will dwell with Him forever. What is heaven going to be like? There will be no more pain, crying, tears, or death.
Seems to me we should be living and dressing the part now.