21 March 2011

According to His promise we are waiting

The day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed. Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn!

But according to His promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.

-2 Peter 3:10-14


When spring begins to creep into the world again... when snowdrops crowd along the stream... when the pale blue heavens and grass-fringed earth seem brighter and more hopeful... I think of promises like these.

Someday spring, its delicate beauty and the joy it carries, will be multiplied eternity-fold. The old dross of the world will burn. The marvels of heaven will bloom. And righteousness will dwell there.

{image credit: ThePhotopainter on Flickr}

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