A New Heaven and A New Earth
Recently, two of my friends had burial services for their mothers. There are many of us that have had to walk in those shoes. Even when we know our mother is a believer in Jesus it can an emotional time. It brought back memories of when we said goodbye to my mother. It hurts to say goodbye because we will miss them. At the same time, it is a celebration of our mother’s life here on earth and is now in heaven with Jesus and loved ones that have previously died. We also have a hope of one day seeing them all again in heaven.
We live in a fallen world where death is something that we all must face here on earth, but someday there will be no more death no more tears. In Isaiah it talks about that day when there will be a new heaven and a new earth.
“See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.
In this new heaven and new earth, it goes on to tell us that there will be no tears and no more death. In Revelation 21:4
4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
I can’t make my friends hurts go away, but our God can. It is during this time that our Father can give us a peace and comfort that is beyond all understanding.
7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.