“A heavenly Place: The new Jerusalem”
Thursday, August 8.
“Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea,” (Revelation 21:1).
Jesus told his followers he would go and prepare a place for them (John 14:3). Years later, the apostle was given a vision of the place Christ talked about. The sight was beyond human description, but John managed to put the vision into writing. We see that in Revelation 21: 9-27, Revelation 22:1-5.
John saw the brilliance of God’s glory radiating from the structure of the New Jerusalem. The gate was made of pearls and the streets of transparent gold. In Revelation 22, we are told that the throne of God was there, and the Lamb, and the servants will see his face. What a wonderful promise!
Though it is difficult to imagine to describe the physical structure of the New Jerusalem, let us rejoice over the fact that certain things will be absent from this new city: pains, fears, sickness, violence, mourning or death. Let us focus on the glorious heavenly future.
Memory verse: John 14:3
“Living for God’s glory is the greatest achievement we can accomplish with our lives,” (Rick Warren).