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The Beauty Still to Come

The book of Revelation gives us a glimpse into God’s plans for his people. John’s vision has symbols and metaphors, but all point to God’s finished work. I am in my second year of study in Revelation.

In the book of Hebrews, the author writes about the role of priests. On earth they offer gifts and sacrifices according to the law. Then he writes: They serve as a copy and shadow of the heavenly things.

In the book of Revelation, we are given brief views into heaven. Indeed, our life on earth is a shadow and a copy of heaven.

The joy that we have in nature, seasons and family life does not compare with the joy of heaven. We can appreciate the beauty of the earth designed by God as we look forward to the completion of God’s plan.

The hymn written by Folliott S. Pierpoint comes to mind.

Fall flowers are still blooming in my yard.

Fall flowers

My sister and I made a trip to Upper Michigan and the fall colors were an amazing palette of red, orange, yellow and green.

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Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.

6 Comments on “The Beauty Still to Come

  1. Sometimes I think about the beauty
    of God’s Heaven, still to come,
    but then I am called back to duty,
    serving those I live among
    for I see God’s heart reflected
    in their sad and hurting eyes,
    lost, forsaken, and rejected
    by the world’s whirlwind of lies.
    And thus I do put behind
    me thoughts of coming glory;
    it is best that God not find me
    peeking further in the story,
    for Heaven, though ’tis truly great
    is not here, and it must wait.

  2. It’s fascinating to consider how the design of the tabernacle and the temple worship was all given as a copy of the continual worship in heaven. Visiting from FMF#13

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