“Behold, I create new heavens and a new earth.” Isaiah 65:17
There are some promises that are made that truly defy comprehension. We hear a lot of them each election year. “We’ll kick everybody out that we don’t like” or “Everything you could possibly ever hope for a desire will be FREE” are examples of promising the incredible, no the impossible. So, we look around at the our present universe, all the stars in their proper motions in the sky, all the mountains securely set in their places, all the oceans abiding by their designated borders, and we say, “This is permanent.” But it’s not.
God has said that the earth must be reborn just as each believer must be reborn. Every person is corrupted by sin and without rebirth will perish. The earth is also corrupted by sin. Adam’s sin brought thistles and thorns and the curse to the very earth he walked on. It must be reborn and God is going to do it. How? That’s up to God. He made it in the first place and He will make it over again. It is part of the promise and He will keep it.
Dear Father, Help us not grow too attached to that which will pass away. Amen.
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