As followers of Jesus, we will be resurrected when he returns for us one day. Then he will destroy all his enemies – the last enemy being death itself – and present the Kingdom to God the Father. In that glorious future, God will live in the presence of his people and remove every sorrow and pain. He will treat believers as his beloved children, showering us with blessings. What a beautiful picture of redemption as God makes the whole earth new!
Questions for further thought:
1. How can we switch our focus from the ‘end times’ to a wonderful new beginning?
2. When you think about the new heaven and new earth, what do you picture? What will it be like?
Challenge: Journal your questions, doubts, fears, and praises regarding the future. Sometimes when we write out our conflicting thoughts on paper, they seem less powerful. God welcomes your honesty and may even answer you through your own writing. He wants to provide us with peace as we trust in him.
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