It’s The End of the World

It’s The End of the World

Yesterday a friend wrote me a really encouraging letter. His last statement jumped off the page and gently slapped me in the face. He said, “This is not the end…”

It got me thinking about one particular verse in Revelation:

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” (21:4-6)

There have been several seasons in life when I really thought everything was over. Things were so bad I was sure it was the end of my little world. But it wasn’t.

This may be an expository stretch, but I wonder if it’s possible that those words God says up there will simply be the culmination of something God is always doing.

Making all things new.

Sure, that verse is talking specifically about the end of the world. But these eyes have seen that God works in some fairly predictable ways. One of the most predictable is his power to take situations that look and feel like Armageddon and turn them into a trip to Tahiti. (If I stand back and let him.)

So I press on knowing that God is making all things new. Even now. And if my friend is wrong and this really is the end, I can still count on that verse up there. God will continue renewing everything, even to the end of time.