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"He who was seated on the throne said, 'I am making everything new!' Then ge said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true" (Revelation 21.5)

As I read these words, I am less than a week from Christmas Day, and less than two weeks from 2019. A new YEAR! I wonder what will be new and what will not? Some things may not be much different, while other things may involve a whole lot of adjustments. Some people will begin a new job. Some people may be getting married. Some will enjoy new relationships. New babies will be vorn. And there will be much excitement over new things.

There may also be things we wish were new. Sometimes we get comfortable with our routine, and our old friends. Sometimes we like things to stay the same. Yet that isn't realistic. We all change. There are more grey hairs, or changes in our health. There are accidents, or injuries. People pass away, and others retire, or change jobs.

When I think about these words from Revelation, "I make all things new." I begin to think about heavently things to come. I think about how God loves to "renew" and "restore". I think about how things that don't last might be made into things that are eternal. John the Apostle, writes in Revelation 21 about a new heaven, and a new earth. In that place, there will be no more mourning, or crying, or pain, or death!

What other things will be new in Heaven? Here are a few ideas that might be encouraging, that I have found from the Pulpit Commentary.

  1. Our knowledge of God will be new. Even the most devout believer really does not know God very well. What we know, is pretty limited. But, then we will se Him "face to face," as Paul writes in 1Corinthians 13.





Our Service is a blend of traditional and contemporary. We sing traditional hymns and worship choruses. A message based on readings from the Bible is also shared each week.



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First Baptist Church of Rochester
1000 Main Street
Rochester, Indiana 46975