Revelation 21:1-6 – Possibility and Promise


Revelation 21:1-6

21Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.2And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them as their God; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them; 4he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away.” 5And the one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 6Then 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 as a gift from the spring of the water of life.

  • Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you.
  • Sit five to fifteen minutes in silent meditation paying attention to the deep breath.
  • What words capture attention as you contemplate the new heaven and new earth?
  • What promise does God have for you?
  • What is being made new?
  • What is God’s promise for your neighbor?
  • What is God’s promise for the world?
  • See the possibility and the promise from God.
  • What peace do you notice with in you.
  • As you breathe, allow your breath to reach this place of peace.
  • Breathe out the old, breathe in the new.
  • Give thanks to God for this time in prayer and for any new insights you have received.
  • Share as you feel led in the reply box below.

 

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Permission to use in not-for-profit settings The Rev. Lil Smith, M.Div., DASD


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