November 1, 2015

“All Things New”

Passage: Revelation 21:1-6

Coming on the heels of the lake of fire and sulfur, the earth and heaven flee from the presence of the one who sits on the great white throne as judgment begins. Death and Hades gave up their dead and they too were judged. But beginning in Revelation  Chapter 21, John the revelator, offers a new vision. The old earth and heaven are gone and a new Jerusalem was descending.  How do you hear the words, God will dwell with the people. God will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more. What is the hope God holds out for you? Can we rely on John's vision of healing and hope or is it just good apocalyptic rhetoric.