Here's a look into the future

Posted by Stephen Witmer on May 12th, 2017

Several years ago, our son Samuel was watching a children’s video. As I walked past, he looked up and told me that his little sister was afraid of this episode and that he used to be afraid of it, but wasn’t afraid anymore. I asked him what changed – why he was no longer frightened. He said, ‘Because I’ve watched the whole thing already, so I know what’s going to happen. I’m not afraid.’

Christian, here’s a God-given view of our future. This view can steady and strengthen us today. We’ve watched the whole thing already, and we know what’s going to happen. We don’t need to be afraid:

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever’ (Revelation 22.1-5).