Devotion for the Fifth Day of Christmas

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. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 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. 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.”

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.” And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son.

~ Revelation 21:1-7

Hallelujah! Jesus came into the world as a baby at Christmas to become the man who would die for our sins and raise again to give us eternal life. This passage describes what our world will be like after Jesus returns. What glory we have to look forward to.

Merciful and loving God, I look forward to the day when there be no more mourning, no more crying, no more pain. Thank You that You sent Jesus to make become sin for us so that we would be forgiven of our sins and made new to live with You in the new Jerusalem. In His name. Amen.

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