The Journey

Genesis 1: 31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.

Travelling along the countryside from Cornwall to Devon, we pass the most amazing and breath-taking views as my husband endeavours to avoid the concrete jungles we feel at home in. The sun shines brilliantly in clear blue skies onto the tall lush green oak and beach trees, amongst others. We catch a glimpse of the autumn change as the contrasting colours of the leaves are highlighted by the sunlight. What perfection! Only God could have created such splendour for our enjoyment.

Yet, when I think of Genesis Chapter One when God first created the Universe and all that is within it, I recall that He referred to it as “good”. Good certainly does not describe what I am seeing. To me it is splendid, absolutely fantastic; in fact, I would go as far as to say: PERFECT!

As I ponder the scripture in Genesis chapter 1, I feel the Lord remind me of the new heaven and the new earth described in Revelation chapter 21 and 22. That is perfection! We will see colours we have never seen on this earth and His new creation will not have any blemishes at all. My memories flash back to when my son was a little boy and he experienced so many encounters with Jesus, for instance, being taken up into heaven and seeing all that we read about in the Word of God.

His description of heaven is as vivid as the book of Revelation describes. He is unable to describe the vibrant colours he sees and tells me of being under-water for extended periods of time whilst looking at fish that do not exist on this earth. Of course, we do not need oxygen when we are no longer dependant on our current human form. In his simple childlike manner, he tells me of the wonders of heaven, the variety of fruit, the grass that springs back when you walk on it, the streets of gold, the mountains, rivers, mansions etc.

As these memories flash through my mind, I feel the Lord speak to me about the Garden of Eden and the creation of man. The fellowship He shared with Adam and Eve was the most precious thing that was lost when they chose to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God deliberately placed that tree in the garden because He had created man with a free will.

We face the same choices daily. Throughout Biblical and Church History, we read about God drawing near to individuals to fellowship with man. Men like Moses, David, the prophets, Noah etc.  The final process of salvation is given through the cross that Jesus endured. Anyone who accepts the sacrifice that Jesus made for man's sin on the cross, has access to God by the Holy Spirit to fellowship with Him once again as Adam did in the Garden of Eden. What was lost in the garden is fully restored, but the choice to obey God still remains ours.

The interesting thing about the end of this heaven and earth is that only those who choose God on a daily basis will spend eternity with Him. We decide where we will spend eternity but the choices we have made. God does not force us to fellowship with Him, He gives us the choice! This heaven and earth will pass away and it is but a shadow of what is to come. 
 

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