Isaiah 65:17 NIV
“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.”
Do you enjoy the outdoors? I love being in nature, be in or near water, on top of a mountain or in a dessert. It is one of the ways that leaves me in awe of the Creator who created the vastness of the landscape, to the very intricate details of each created being in it. Someone who can create new heavens and a new earth, deserves our worship and adoration.
Isaiah 65:17 doesn’t stop at just creating this, but former things shall not be remembered or come to mind. How difficult it is to let go of things, to forgive but even more so, to not think about it. With God it is possible. In cross reference, 2 Peter 3:13 talks about this promise of God and ‘a world filled with God’s righteousness’.
The entire state of things is to pass away. All the muck and mire. The new heavens and a new earth will be so all encompassing that it pushes out any remembrance of the old. In eternity, past sins will not plague us or God, nor interfere with God’s acceptance of us. And we will be capable of choosing not to recall our past troubles, sorrows and sins. We will be focusing instead on God and the wonders of Heaven.
What a wonderful promise to share with the people around us. Who isn’t longing for a better world, a new way of living without the brokenness of our current situation dragging us down? Does this Scripture verse fill you with hope?
Prayer: Dear Lord, Thank You for being our Creator God, You are awesome and mighty. Fill us with Your hope and courage and help us to focus on You, Your Word and Your works. Thank You for Your promises and help us cling to them and share them with the people we encounter. May we be Your ambassadors and pass on Your Light as a Beacon of Hope. In Jesus’ name, Amen.