Friday, September 21, 2012

The Changes

Our house is gradually getting packed up in boxes.  I even ventured into the kitchen and started to pack it too.  It's been hot weather here, so this morning I opened my drawer to grab a pair of shorts, whoops, they are packed in a box somewhere. Today I will continue to work, filling the empty boxes.  Sorting through years of stuff and taking some of it away to donate, has proven to be a tedious task.  But, I know that once it's done, it will feel good to all of us.
I'm still not able to imagine myself living in the new house. I still don't know where I will place the furniture. I don't even try to think about it, mostly because I know I have to be there and experience the house before I can arrange it.  In just one week, our furniture will be sitting in a different house, and I think it will feel weird.
This morning I read Revelation 21.  I think when I see the New Jerusalem, it will be more exciting than this move has been :) I won't have to pack my stuff to live there. I will know for certain that I am home, forever!
I love this verses 2-4:

"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 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."'

Thrilling, don't you think? I may not be able to comprehend what the new earth will be like, but I can know what it will not be like! NO more mourning, crying or pain.  The tears that I have in my eyes, will literally be wiped away by my God!  Cool.
It will be very different, and it will be okay. I will invite the change with gladness and rejoicing.
Jesus, Say That Again to me, You will wipe away every tear!

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