I also saw the Holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared like a bride adorned for her husband. Then I heard a loud voice from the throne: Look God’s dwelling is with humanity, and he will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God. Revelation 21:2-3 HCSB
I have had the privilege of officiating at the weddings for three of my children and soon I will have the joy of preforming the marriage ceremony for my fourth child. God has allowed me to be the officiating minister at several weddings and I have attended many others. Without fail, the bride is always the center of attention. She is adorned in a beautiful wedding gown and looks radiant for her husband-to-be.
That is the image that John uses in these Scriptures to describe how the Holy city, the new Jerusalem, will look. The new Jerusalem will be God’s dwelling place. God will come down from heaven to live with humanity. That has and always will be His desire – to have fellowship and a relationship with His creation.
Challenge: God desires to have a relationship with you. His Son came down to earth to pay the penalty for your sins on the cross so you can have forgiveness and a relationship with a Holy God. Someday, God will come down with the Holy city to dwell with His children forever. Thank God for pursuing a relationship with you.