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Peace Over Pan(dem)ic Day 7

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Scripture: Revelation 21:1, 4-5 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earthGod will wipe away every tear from their eyes. And there will be no more death or mourning or  crying or pain, for the old order of things will pass away. He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!”

Devotional: The most secure promise that you and I have as we live here in this broken world is, that one day, God will establish a new heaven and a new earth.  He will make everything new and restore and redeem His perfect creation. 

When you know the end game, you can live in this broken world with confidence and assurance.  What you know will get you through the darkest days.

That’s precisely why Paul encourages the believers in Colossae to “set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.” Colossians 3:1.  When we continually are reminded that this current world is not our home, it can bring encouragement to endure. 

Ultimately what is “up there” will come “down here”. Let that promise sustain you in these days.

Reflect:

  • Take time to pray the Lord’s prayer (Matthew 6:9-13), especially noting “ your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”