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