Monday, August 06, 2007

the scripture meme

I have been tagged by Byron to share the verse from the bible that I keep going back to over and over.

This was tough. my first thought was the story of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32). I feel like this son returning over and over to a father who against reason accepts me.

But it is Revelation 21 that gives me hope in crazy times.

I want the "new order" so desperately.

1Then 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. 2I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4He 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."
5He 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."

We chose this at our wedding to be read out and I think quite a few people didn't understand why you would choose this.

But this is what we wanted to say that were jointly striving for a 'new order' in so many ways.

photo taken by ME (on our new camera!!!)


byron smith said...

Love the photo - and the passage! It was almost mine.

Rachel said...

woops forgot to tag people.

I tag Nic, Andrew F., Emma (not that she blogs these days) and anne

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meredith said...

great choice rachel. this passage really resonates with me too. Jesus' declaration - that he is making everything new - sums up pretty much everything that i hope and long for. a new creation, a new joy, a new relationship with god. jesus is doing his thing and his purposes will be realised in all their glory. bring on that day!