“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and earth had ceased to exist, and the sea existed no more. And I saw the holy city—the new Jerusalem—descending out of heaven from God, made ready like a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying: ‘Look! The residence of God is among human beings. He will live among them, and they will be His people, and God Himself will be with them. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death will not exist anymore—or mourning, or crying, or pain, for the former things have ceased to exist.’
“And the one seated on the throne said: ‘Look! I am making all things new!’ Then He said to me, ‘Write it down, because these words are reliable and true.’”
—Rev. 21:1-5 (NET)
Prayer + Reflection
- Repent for the areas in your life where you have lost hope personally.
- Pray that your church would be people of hope in your community.
- Let’s pray: “Our Father in heaven, may Your name be honored; may Your kingdom come; may Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”