Living Fearlessly

THOUGHTS ON REVELATIONS 21:1-6

“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.”

I will live fearlessly because I am not subject to the law of entropy.  Though the whole universe is decaying around me, I am renewed inwardly day by day. (II Cor 4:16) And ultimately, God’s order will supplant chaos.  His holiness will replace all I fear.  THIS is what is solid.  This is the only real future there is.

“Arise, shine; for your light has come,
And the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.
..

No longer will you have the sun for light by day,
Nor for brightness will the moon give you light;
But you will have the LORD for an everlasting light,
And your God for your glory.
  (From Is 60)

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.

I will live fearlessly because I will NEVER be alone, unwanted, abandoned.  I belong.  And more than that, God, who is real to me, but also invisible, will be right there with me.

“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.”

I will live fearlessly because everything that causes me grief now will be gone — the inner weakness and pain of moodiness and negativity, the feelings of worthlessness, the crush of failure, the feelings of powerlessness.  All of these things will be gone.

“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.”

I will live fearlessly, because I can leave the emotional baggage and the cynicism behind.  I need not be ruled by the past.  I will have a new start.  The world will have a new start.

Everything that represents failure to me is passing away, it is but an illusion.

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