Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” 5 And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
Someone said there are 3 questions a wise man needs to ask – where did we come from? What is the purpose of life? Where are we going?
I think it is impossible to answer the second question without an answer for the first and the last. And the answers to the first and last questions are closely associated. I assume most of those who are reading this already have an answer to the first question. We believe men are created by God. Then the next big question following that is why did God create us? The answer to this can be illuminated by the answer to the question of where we are going.
Today we are reading about where we are going. Every time when I read this paragraph, I feel like God was so excited that He shout with a loud voice, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them,” He was excited because this is what he has longed for, planned for, waited a long time for, and paid a great price for. All along, since before the universe is, He wanted to live with us. He wanted to live with us because He loves us and wants us to love Him. Have you ever experienced a love that is more fervent than God’s love? He also earnestly desires our love for Him, and this is the answer to the question of the purpose of life.