painting by Danny Hehlbohm
O Father, I can only think this Revelation of John’s is where many ideas of heaven are found: streets of gold, pearls for gates, “You will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain…” It is how the New Jerusalem is described, after all mankind and angels have been judged, and the earth and heavens as we know them have been swept away.
It is certainly a place I would want to spend eternity. You, Yourself, will always be present. Your presence provides all the light that is needed. And there is a promise, a security, in there being nothing “impure…shameful or deceitful” ever being there. Only Your people, Your children, will inherit all this.
The Psalmist says “Sing to the Lord a new song, [sing] His praise in the assembly of His faithful people.” That will truly be able to happen in this Holy City.
Thank You for Your promises of help while here on earth. And thank You for the promise of my eternal future with You. Your praise is ever on my lips! Amen