I am exhausted, and unfortunately I really wish I was the kind of person that could blow this lent thing off and just crash….but then the stubborn stupid side kicks in and here we are…at midnight, again.

It’s days like today that I wonder if we will ever feel tired once God’s kingdom is restored. Will we have unending energy? Will we ever sleep?

I will never forget the first time I read Revelation 21. It was as if a lone block was finally slipping into place. I’d never bought into the whole white, fluffy cloud version of ‘heaven’ and thought the whole ‘up’ thing was a bit presumptuous.

Instead N.T. Wright busted my worldview when I read this…

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. And he who was seated on the throne said, “I am making all things new.”


Now that is something I can buy into with my life. That is something I can point to and say I will spend my life working towards God’s Kingdom renewed. I will put my hope in a world with no more death, no pain, no hate…I wait for that with excited expectancy.

Because the God I serve is making all things new.


2 responses to “new

  1. I heard the song “Beautiful Things” on my way into work this morning and found it so fitting with our posts from the word “new.” So glad you didn’t post till after midnight so I got to read this in the morning right after hearing that song!

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