All Things New

I started to walk out the door of my house and I felt different. I felt like I was not in my own body but jut ignored the feeling and looked outside. The grass on the left side of my house was the greenest grass I have ever seen. It was actually perfect and I was amazed that my grass could actually look that way. I walked over towards it in amazement and saw goats and pigs grazing. They were so cute! So I called the children out of the house to come and look at them. I said “Alex! Angelica! Look! Look! Look and see what the Lord brought us! And they came out and we started walking towards them….and then we saw a lamb behind our house looking straight at us. I shouted for joy and said “Look! There is the Lamb!” He was perfectly white and had the prettiest wool. I almost felt like I was in the little town where the hobbits lived in the Lord of the Rings….but better. I started to realize where we were and we looked all around us and saw all things new. The trees were alive and green, the sky was perfect clear baby blue. I looked down the hill at my grandfather’s house and saw a lion standing upright in his yard. He was the most beautiful Lion I have ever seen, with a perfect coat of yellow and sienna orange. He was staring up the hill at us in a firm bold position. And then I noticed that all the other animals were coming out around the trees and all around us. I got so excited in my dream because I realized I was on the new earth and then I woke up to my heart beating to the perfect rhythm to the drum of Judah’s tribe. Jesus is the Lion and the Lamb.

I remember when I was a little girl and I used to see drawings and pictures of children with animals on the new earth. Of course they were just cartoons in my mind. But when I had this dream, it brought me peace to know that the Lord is making all things new for us. The world that we are living in now is broken and so he is fixing us a place where there will be no more crying, no more pain and no more suffering. I found the following scripture after I woke up:

Revelation 21:1-7 says I saw a new heaven and a new earth. The first heaven and the first earth had disappeared, and so had the sea. Then I saw New Jerusalem, that holy city, coming down from God in heaven. It was like a bride dressed in her wedding gown and ready to meet her husband. I heard a loud voice shout from the throne: God’s home is now with his people. He will live with them, and they will be his own. Yes, God will make his home among his people. He will wipe all tears from their eyes, and there will be no more death, suffering, crying, or pain. These things of the past are gone forever. Then the one sitting on the throne said: I am making everything new. Write down what I have said. My words are true and can be trusted. Everything is finished! I am Alpha and Omega,the beginning and the end. I will freely give water from the life-giving fountain to everyone who is thirsty. All who win the victory will be given these blessings. I will be their God, and they will be my people.

I am holding on to Jesus’ promise today of a new heaven and a new earth. We have hope in these words. Especially for those who have had a hard time in this life. Could you imagine eternal happiness without hurt and pain? This was God’s plan for us all along! My hope and prayer for you today is that you find comfort in knowing that we have this promise of eternity through Jesus Christ.

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