New Living Translation (NLT)
The New Jerusalem
21 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. 2 And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
3 I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. 4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”
On our daily path it seems
That God is slow to fulfill His scheme,
Why be so long to bring an end
To all to all the evil, all the sin,
Why are children left to cry?
Why must good folks early die?
Why not with Your mighty hand
Bring peace to all these warring lands?
Why not with a single word
Have justice to the world transferred?
Why does it take so very long
For someone who is so very strong?
Then a voice so mild and meek
Of time and space began to speak,
“What might seem to take so long”
“Might be moving right along”,
“To us who are eternal beings”
“Time really has no special meaning”,
“We were placing all things right”
“When first the world came into sight”,
“A billion years might not seem too quick”
“But on Heaven’s clock it’s just a tick”,
“So be patient while we work this out”
“It will come to an end with angel shout”,
“Then we will live in peace sublime”
“And nevermore speak of time”.
©2018 by William Pierce
We yield to You in all things for You see what we cannot, You do what we cannot, and You are what we are not. Mighty is our Lord and He comes quickly. Thank You, Lord!