Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, the sea no longer existed. Revelation 21:1 HCSB
Our church had some old tables and chairs in our fellowship hall that had been there for years. The tables had been screwed back together several times and many of them had bent legs that did not close properly when taken down. The chairs had been purchased from a hotel that was getting new chairs. Most of the chairs had stains on them, some had holes, and others had the backs missing. Obviously we needed some new tables and chairs, which we purchased this year to everyone’s excitement. Since there was no reason to keep the old tables and chairs, we gave most of them away and threw the others away. They were no longer useful.
The old heaven and earth referenced in today’s Scripture was tainted by sin and was no longer useful in any way. God created a new heaven and new earth specifically for His children. Those who had accepted Jesus as Lord and had been forgiven deserved a new place. This new heaven and earth was perfect and would be filled with perfect people who had been forgiven.
Challenge: Thank God that as a believer you will someday experience a new heaven and new earth that is perfect in every way. Have you accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior? Don’t miss out. Accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior and become a child of the living God.