That moment. That calm in your heart that assures you and reassures you, firmly plants you where you’re called. Greatness. That long breath you inhale and exhale, for you know that you already knew that in grace long ago you overcame, you have long been highly loved, you are your Father’s, and nothing on earth can ever tear you away from His arms nor dim the glimmer in His eye each time He looks at you. Here and now, we walk streets of gold.
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. 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 21:1-4