04.07.2021 Devotional

04.07.2021 Devotional

Beloved Friends,

Our scripture for today is from Revelation 21:1-5

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among God’s people! God will live with them, and they will be God’s people. God will be with them. God will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. And these things are gone forever.” And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!”

Easter Sunday has passed. We have celebrated the resurrection of our Lord. Yet here we are, still living in a world of brokenness, violence, illness, fear and suffering. In these days of uncertainty, this promise from scripture of a new heaven and a new earth feels like it can’t come soon enough.

These words from Revelation are God’s promise to us, and today especially, we hold onto this promise, trusting and knowing that God’s words to John are true. Someday we will make our home with God, and it will be our lasting home. God will be with us, not just in a fleeting feeling or moment – not just seen in a mirror dimly as we read in the letters of Paul, but face to face, clearly and fully present with us. We will feel God’s hand on our cheek brushing away our last tears. God’s presence will eradicate our sorrow, hopelessness and fear, once and for all.

As we lean into the Easter season, let us remember God’s promise and cling to it with every fiber of our heart, mind and soul. The Lord is indeed making all things new, not just for a distant day in the future, but right now, in this very time and place.

Prayer:

Gracious God, I give thanks to You. I find my hope, my peace and my comfort in You. I trust that You are with me now, and I am confident that even now, You are making everything new. Amen.

Blessings,  Pastor Denise

 

Prayer Requests:

Please continue to pray for:

George & Sybil Thompson

Jan Green

Earl Cabe's Family

Ray & Betty Gluth

Greg Leppert

Sally Bush

Phil & Pat Latimer

Dolores Todd

 

If you would like to send a card to Earl Cabe's Son & Daughter-in-law here is their address:

David and Debbie Cabe

5626 46th Lane SE (off Ruddell)

Lacey, WA 98503

 
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