See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come....See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland..."I am making everything new!" .
Songs 2:11-12 Isa 43:19 Rev 21:5
Yesterday in London felt like the first day of Summer. It seems as if we have had endless rain for months! There is a wonderful feeling of relief when the skies clear and a palpable sense of a weight being lifted. A looking forward to new things. But even this wonderful sunshine will end and the autumn winds and winter bite will return.
The Bible promises us that one day new things will come and they will be eternal, here to stay, always. There will be a new heaven and a new earth, and God will live with us forever; that's forever. 'Forever' is a wild concept to me. I just cannot conceive of such a thing. But it does not stop me looking forward to it and thanking God that he has made such a wonderful future for us.