“And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”
(Revelation 21: 2-4)
I’ve been to the Old City of Jerusalem, the place God chose to be worshiped. That didn’t work out and the Temple came down, “not one stone” was left upon another. (Luke 21:5-6) Thankfully, before that happened, Jesus told believers that God was seeking those who would worship Him “in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:23-24) I’m looking forward to the “new Jerusalem.” The one that comes “down out of heaven.” Can you imagine what it will be like? The things that will be missing are the things we won’t miss: death, mourning, crying and pain.
“And they shall be His people.” To belong to God is enough for me. All the other stuff will be amazing, but nothing compares to being called His child. While new Jerusalem is being “made ready” we get to do the same. We are given this time to agree with God. Agree that He truly knows best. Time to confess. (1 John 1:9)