A blessed future
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 the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. Revelation 21:5-7
It is always good to be reminded of God’s promise that there will come a glorious time when Christ will make everything new again. This world continues to decay. This is why every believer long to experience the fulfillment of Christ’s promise when He comes. “For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time” (Romans 8:22). This longing is also what the Apostle Peter was anticipating and what inspires him to be motivated to live his life for God. “But we are looking forward to the new heavens and new earth he has promised, a world filled with God’s righteousness” (2 Peter 3:13). There will be new dwelling prepared by Christ Himself. “There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?” (John 14:2). All the old and decaying things will be completely and for eternity gone. The things that cause one to experience pain and hurt will also be eliminated forever. “He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever” (Revelation 21:4). A blessed future awaits those who trusted the Lord! While waiting for the fulfillment of His promise, let us live out our life committed to following Christ. Let the expectation of the blessed future motivates us to live godly life. Always remember the day you established a relationship with Him when you trusted Him as Lord and Savior. “You have come to Jesus, the one who mediates the new covenant between God and people” (Hebrews 12:24). He is the Alpha and Omega. He gave us a new life, so let us allow Him to complete what He started in us.
Noel De Guzman