I heard a loud shout from the throne saying, “Look, the home of God is now among men, and he will live with them and they will be his people; yes, God himself will be among them. He will wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, nor pain. All of that has gone forever.”
Revelation 21:3-4 Living Bible (TLB)
We love good news! John heard it from the Throne of God and was told to write these words down (Revelation 21:5) for all to know. They are for all who believe. We want to know what the future holds. Imagine a world where God lives among us forever. Can you?
When Jesus Christ returns all trouble will cease. There will be no more tears, no more sorrow, no more pain, no more death. Forever. This is how the story ends and this is our blessed hope and promise as we follow Him now. We follow trends and we follow friends, but where does that lead us? Why would we follow anyone else but He who is, was and is to come, and the One who promises everlasting life in the Paradise of the Kingdom of God?
As we shop and decorate while preparing for the celebrations slated for this time of year, let us never forget how it all began and rejoice in the true reason for the season. We don't have to wait for Santa Claus to come to town every year. God has already sent us a Gift Giver. He sent us a Savior when He sent His Son and He is coming back to stay.
For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 NKJV
“A virgin will have a baby boy, and he will be called Immanuel,” which means “God is with us.” Matthew 1:23 CEV