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Your Everlasting Light

Every day the sun is out there shining. Sometimes it is hidden behind clouds but we know it’s there. We have light. It is daytime. But will the sun always shine? Will the sun always be there? In Revelation 21, it speaks of “the city (that) has no need of sun or moon, for the glory of God illuminates the city” (v. 23 NLT).

One day we won’t need the sun to shine because God will be an “everlasting light.” The glory of God will be our light. Now that is light. Everlasting light.

Consider this great light. Consider the glory of God. Oh how wonderful! What a beautiful promise! Today the world is full of darkness but one day we will have the everlasting light of God—something stronger than the sun—and the darkness will be no more.

“No longer will you need the sun to shine by day, nor the moon to give its light by night, for the LORD your God will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.” – Isaiah 60:19 [NLT]

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All Things New


“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”
– 2 Corinthians 5:17 [NIV]

Life is very unpredictable. One minute everything can be a certain way, and then the next minute life has changed. Things are then different and at times we are not too happy with the way everything has occurred.

The other day I took my dog for a walk. It was so beautiful outside by the lake. The sun was shining. The leaves on the trees were bright and colorful. I took so many photos of God’s beautiful creation. Everything seemed almost perfect.

The next day things dramatically changed. The temperature decreased and the snow came. Snow in October– quite a shock! We were not accustomed to this type of weather this early on. Even worse, the leaves were still on the trees. When the snow collected on the leaves, the weight was too much for the tree to handle. The beautiful trees snapped with the pressure. No longer was it so beautiful outside by the lake. Fallen trees and broken branches were everywhere.

Life is short and we cannot be certain what will happen next. There are people who leave their house in the morning and do not return. There are people who eat lunch and do not realize it will be their last. There are some people who spend decades planning their retirement but never will reach retirement age. Then there are others who put so much stock in their money and in the blink of an eye it is all lost.

Today I returned to the lake. The broken tree branches were removed. The wreckage was cleaned up. I know that the lake will be fine and that the trees will be as good as new. God makes all things new. The question is– do you want to be new or do you want to remain a broken branch dangling from the tree? Like those trees still with their leaves, we cannot support all the weight of the snow in our lives. But no worries, for God can do anything. Give Him the chance.

“‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.’ He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!’ Then he said, ‘Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.’ He said to me: ‘It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.” -Revelation 21:4-7 [NIV]