“The church is constantly being tempted to accept this world as her home…But if she is wise, she will consider that she stands in the valley between the mountain peaks of eternity past and eternity to come. The past is gone forever, and the present is passing as swift as the shadow on the sundial of Ahaz. Even if the earth should continue a million years not one of us could stay to enjoy it. We do well to think of the long tomorrow.”
“Christians often talk about living with God in heaven forever…But in fact the biblical teaching is richer than that: it tells us that there will be new heavens and a new earth, an entirely renewed creation, and we will live with God there.”
“God promises that the glory of his people will demand a glorious creation to live in. So when God makes all things new, he makes us new spiritually and morally, he makes us new physically, and then he makes the whole creation new so that our environment fits our perfected spirits and bodies.”
“He promises us a New Earth. If the word Earth in this phrase means anything, it means that we can expect to find earthly things there, including atmosphere, mountains, water, trees, people, houses, even cities, buildings, and streets.”
I need You. Thank You for dying on the cross in my place and for forgiving my sins. I give You my life and my heart. I receive You as my Savior and Lord — the one I will follow from here on out. I want You to guide my life and decisions. I ask You to take control of my life. Thank You for giving me eternal life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.