Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Rev. 21:1-4
This song has been running through my mind for the last couple of days. Every time I play it I find myself almost collapsing in tears (which for those who know me is saying something). The song is but an echo. I don’t weep for the past or for the glory of a bygone America. I am weeping out of a longing for the real “Isle of Hope” Christians are heading towards. But the echo in the song is enough to get the tear ducts working.
Lately I have found my hunger for that place called Heaven increasing. Perhaps its the growing state of hunger and pain I see in the world around me. Perhaps its just the consuming desire I have to see the King of that far off land face to face. Whatever it is a chord has been struck and a certain sense of homesickness is resonating within me. I have only a desire to see Jesus and to bring many people with me to that meeting!
Even so Lord Jesus come quickly!
Is there a song that stirs deep feelings of longing for eternity inside of you?