The #BigRead13 Day 9
You can find day 9’s post from the #BigRead13 here.
Today we were set Revelation 21:4:
He will wipe every tear from their eyes.
Death will be no more;
mourning and crying and pain will be no more,
for the first things have passed away.
Our challenge – to think what we might hope for when Jesus comes again. Well, this could be a short assignment I guess – this verse says it perfectly. Jesus to restore all that is wrong with this world; Jesus to put right that which we have made wrong; Jesus to draw us all to him.
On a wintry day like this, the end of today’s C S Lewis quote from The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – speaking of Aslan:
And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.
Spring is an excellent metaphor for what we hope for when Jesus comes again. New life breaking through; fresh growth; putting off that which is grey and putting on that which is colourful and joyous.
I guess this gives me the excuse to share my favourite hymn ever: