For the Former Things Had Passed Away

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 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” (Rev 21:1-4, ESV)

I went for a walk today in East Sooke Park with my wife and kids and was overwhelmed by the beauty of the scenery we saw. We passed under some apple trees in the old Aylard Farm site, and Daniel picked one for each of us which we ate as we walked. We came to Creyke Point, still munching on our apples and Josiah asked, “If it’s so nice here, what will Heaven be like?” I answered, “The apples will be better.”

But the point is worth pondering. Have a look at this short video I took on my phone and ask yourself, “If it’s like this here, what will the “new heaven and new earth” (Rev 21:1) be like?”

See the photos from our afternoon in East Sooke Park.

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  1. Unimaginable, but, oh, so much better than here!  And to think that God did everything, EVERYTHING that needed to be done so we could go there.The voices of a thousand angels could not express my gratitude.

    Thanks Joe for reminding me about Heaven tonight. I needed that focus.        Maria

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