A God of the Past & the Future
“1 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. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 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. 4 ‘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.” 5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
Rev 21:1-5 NIV
Although world history is taught
As the history of civilizations,
God is in control of the past and the future,
As can be seen from Genesis to Revelation.
God created this earth and the heavens,
And will destroy it with fire as well.
The earth and heavens will be made new,
That’s what John the Revelator did tell.
Human history had a definite beginning
And faces a glorious future too.
Of this we can be certain,
Because God’s words are trustworthy and true.
The Lord knows the end and has revealed it,
To those who choose to seek.
The old will give way to the new;
The proud will give way to the humble and weak.
History had its beginning,
And will have its end as well.
The prophets acted as historians,
And the future so often did spell.
God sustains all His creations
By natural laws that are good,
But some humans choose to ignore Him;
Their self-sufficiency not understood.
The rise and fall of kingdoms
Is in God’s powerful hands.
The great controversy between good and evil,
Man only partly understands.
God is A God of the Past and the Future;
Time stands in between.
Christ has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows;
Our stranded history will soon be nothing but a dream!
Copyright © Maureen LeFanue 2012