Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Revelation 21:1

"And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea."
Revelation 21:1

This just boggles the mind, doesn't it?  My mind can almost get around the new heaven and the new earth... goes along with the theme of resurrection, renewal... baptism even. Everything clean and new and perfect.  I love that idea, that image.  But the sea?  GONE?  Wow.  That is *crazy* ... or, not crazy, because God always knows what he is doing, but what I mean is, mind-blowing.  Hard to even imagine. ... Like Tatooine? :) But it can't be like that with just sand dunes... has to be perfect and beautiful.  So, I don't have an answer on how to imagine it, but ... wow.  There are so many cool things in Revelation, even though there are a lot of scary things too.  And I think that is what we should try to get out of today.  Bad things are going to happen, not just in Revelation and the huge last days stuff, but just in everyday life.  But all of it is for a reason, and all of it can teach us something.  And if we can hang in there and look for the lesson instead of giving up or shutting down everything but necessary functions... if we can find a way to stay engaged and still listen to God even through the hard times, we'll learn SO much... and in the end, so many cool things will happen and the wonders that we will see and experience will be incredible.  We learn line upon line, and we're slowly being taught to expect the incredible... to believe in things that we can't even imagine now.   We just have to stay awake and focused, even when it is easy to blank things out because they are new or hard to cope with.

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