The imagination is powerful. It can conjure all sorts of images and concepts that aren’t in front of us as present reality. Yet it perceives them as if they were reality—even if just for a moment.

God gave us our imaginations. Their capabilities produce incredible literature, drama, and works of art. They ponder the unknown and develop things like quantum physics and theories about black holes in the universe.

God also uses our imaginations to show us realities we can’t see at the moment. He knows that if we can just perceive some of the astounding things in store for believers, we will find real hope and lasting comfort as we walk through all that life may throw at us. There was a time he gave a vision of a glorious new home to a man named John. He told John to write it down so we could know it today too.

“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. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And 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. “‘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.’

“He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!’” (Revelation 21:1-5).

Heaven isn’t just a figment of someone’s imagination. It’s real. It’s wonderful. It’s waiting for you.


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