2 Peter 3:13  “But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.” (NIV)

At times, our world can be a very scary and unpredictable place. Changes challenge us constantly and most folks get weary of all the social, political, and religious turmoil that is constantly going on. We try to keep up with things, but eventually, we run out of steam. The world keeps moving on and we sometimes feel left behind.

But this is where our faith becomes meaningful. We remember that our destination is not tied to this frenetic world. As Christians, we look forward to a time when God through Christ will recreate a New Heaven and a New Earth which means that all the former things like pain, suffering, conflict, and war will be replaced with peace, grace, and love.

Application: Am I worried about the future? Am I willing to leave it all to God, so I can look forward to when he makes all things, including myself, new?

Prayer: Lord Jesus, we live in anxious times so we are asking for Your peace to be present in our lives. Help us to focus on what You are doing in the world, so we may prepare ourselves for the recreation of everything. In Your Holy Name, we wait and pray. Amen.

Today’s image is one of John’s Smoky Mountain drawings called “Heaven meets Earth.” If you would like to view a larger version, please click here.