Lent Devotional: Revelation 21:22-27

by Jonathan Haefs

*SVCC Easter Service tomorrow at 10:30am.  You are invited to bring bread (no nuts) for our communion tables to overflow in celebration. You are also invited to bring flowers that we will use during the latter portion of our service to adorn the cross. Hope to see you on Easter!

Revelation 21:22-27 (click here)
And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it… (Revelation 21:22-24)

The temple was the place where heaven and earth met…where God and mankind met.

In the end…there will be no need for a temple…why? Because heaven and earth will literally meet…and so will God and mankind.

We will be present with the Lord! He will be the temple! He will be the meeting of heaven and earth! He will be the one to whom we go! And he will be the source of all we need in the new heavens and the new earth! Even as the sun currently makes life possible on this planet… he will sustain all life by the light of his glory!

All nations will come to this “temple” to worship! We will “walk” by its light… in other words we will live in the light of God’s glory.

Can you even imagine it? Think of the moments in life when it has felt most like heaven and earth were meeting. Think of the moments when you have felt closest to the Lord. Now amplify all of that to the extreme and make it permanent!

Christ is our temple! He is the meeting point of heaven and earth, and one day, through him, heaven and earth WILL MEET! PERMANENTLY!

We will meet God through Christ!

*All previous devotionals may be found at www.thejoyofglory.com
*The complete SVCC Lenten reading guide is available here.