Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away (REV 21:1,3-4)~~ If you look at the current state of the world today, Some find it hard to believe that there is a future state of being called “a new heaven and a new earth.” A new creation. A restoration of the way things ought to be. A reversal of sin and war, earthquakes and hurricanes, disease and temptation. A condition in which there is no death, no pain, no tears. Yet this is exactly what you should expect God the Almighty to do – if for no other reason, because His Word says so (and we KNOW that His word will accomplish that which He purposes!). He wants us to be home with Him. Our place, in His plan, is to come home. Finally, truly, irrevocably—home with Him. This call of God, this promise of “a new heaven and a new earth,” has one all-important characteristic: “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and He will dwell with them.” In Genesis, Adam and Eve fled the home of the garden, the presence and life of God, and entered the hard life of the field. Ever since, people have lived away from home: in Egypt, in Babylonia, under Roman occupation. In sin, transgression, rebellion, conflict, divorce, unemployment, illness, fear. But rest assured: God is doing a new thing! All that will be swept away, and we will dwell with God in a new condition beyond imagination!