On Sunday morning our message was from
Mortal minds grappled with unfathomable design and dimension!
But this morning, as mercy ushered in new day
I sensed glimpses of a Holy City,
a New Jerusalem descending
in incomprehensible glory!!
Beauty rends night’s crepuscule
Mercy steals the show
Ethereal ribbons and tulle
Tint time’s undertow
Longing and fulfillment clash
On earth’s eastward sill
Heaven flings ajar its sash
Molten foretastes spill
To gild worlds of wood and stone
With glints from Yon Clime
Till the veil of the Unknown
Lowers one last time
…beauty rends night’s crepuscule
God hears our cries
Granting to love’s push and pull
Glimpses of The Prize
© Janet Martin
Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”
[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away,
and there was no longer any sea.
2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God,
prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
3 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.
4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes.
There will be no more death’[b]
for the old order of things has passed away.”
5 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.”
(are the words Trustworthy and True not two of the
most wonderful words we can cling to?!!)