Making All Things New

The Fighter Verse for this week is Revelation 21:5-7. This phrase gripped me when I read it:

“Behold, I am making all things new.”

-God, Revelation 21:5

All things new. All things will be new. This desk, the trees, my cats, my hands, my body. My mind will be new. Will my thoughts be new? Will my memories be new? I’ve gotten “new” things before, will this desk be like that? But I’ve never been new, what will it be like? Will I remember the old? Will the new be like the old? Will my values be new? Should I be preparing to be new somehow? Why do I feel nervous about it?

But I do know this:

“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. 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.”

-God, Revelation 21:3-4

And I’m comforted.

Another line that grips me:

“Is everything sad going to come untrue?”

Thoughts About Heaven

I was reading the fighter verse blog and was struck by the Rev 7 passage Johnathon referenced. It got me thinking about heaven.

Sometimes I get worried that I won’t enjoy heaven, that it’ll be boring or not what I want. This passage says Jesus will shelter us with His presence? How can a presence shelter us? By doing the things John writes next. It removes all my concern that we will not like serving him day and night before the throne, because He will be our Shepherd, guiding us to streams of living water and God will wipe every tear from our eyes. In his presence there are pleasures forevermore!

Let us not forget that heaven would be hell if Jesus wasn’t there!