“See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight and its people a joy. I will rejoice over Jerusalem and take delight in my people; the sound of weeping and of crying will be heard in it no more. —Isaiah 65:17-19

“As the new heavens and the new earth that I make will endure before me,” declares the Lord, “so will your name and descendants endure.” —Isaiah 66:22

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. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” —Revelation 21:1-4

New! Do you like new? The smell of a new car, the smell of new clothes, the smell of a new meal, the smell of newly cut hay or grass, the smell of newly fallen leaves or the smell of a new Fall season, the smell of a newly paved road, the smell of newly tilled fields…

Do you like new? The sight of new plants sprouting through the ground, the sight of a new bride or bridegroom, the sight of a new sunrise or sunset, the sight of a new moonlight night, the sight of a new born baby, the sight of newly blooming flowers…

Do you like new? Witnessing a new believer in Christ, witnessing a new local church coming into existence, witnessing believers following the Lord in baptism, witnessing fruitfulness in a believer’s life, witnessing a new believer growing and having impact on others…

Do you like new? There is coming a day when we will stand amazed at the new heavens and new earth the Lord God Almighty is going to create. Wow, a new creation! I am so looking forward to that. Here’s some things that will be new in it: no tears, no death, no mourning, no crying, no pain— wow, that will be new! Yeh, I am so looking forward to being there with Jesus and all who love Him. Fellow follower of Jesus let us rejoice! We have so much to be thankful for!

Dear Father, I so look forward to being with Jesus and all who love Him. May I be faithful in the race You have marked out for me. May it be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus. So be it!

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