As it is in heaven

'Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven...' Matt 6. 

What's heaven like? Cherubs, angels, clouds and choirs? Lots of noisy celebrations, or a peaceful stillness beyond our earthly experience?

I guess we'll never know for sure, until we get there - but we do have a few hints in the Bible, and that's helpful for us as we pray 'on earth, as in heaven'. If we look at the very start and the very end of the Bible, there are pictures of perfection in the wonderful parable of creation in the first few chapters of Genesis, and then in the vision of John, in the book of Revelation. 

What was made perfect in the beginning will be made perfect in the end, despite the mess we humans have made of things in the meantime. The physical, relational and spiritual aspects of life will all be fully healed and restored as Jesus' kingdom comes in all its fullness once and for all. An amazing thing to anticipate! 

In the meantime what do you see that God is making new? 

How can you join in praying for that?

 

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