Daily Worship

Hope for tomorrow

Lily Cathcart January 06, 2018 0 1
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Revelation 21: 1-6

1 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. 2 And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,

‘See, the home of God is among mortals.
He will dwell with them;
they will be his peoples,
and God himself will be with them;
4 he will wipe every tear from their eyes.
Death will be no more;
mourning and crying and pain will be no more,
for the first things have passed away.’

5 And the one who was seated on the throne said, ‘See, I am making all things new.’ Also he said, ‘Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.’ 6 Then 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 water as a gift from the spring of the water of life.

The future can be a scary place, one where everything we fear might come to pass, or none of it might. It is something we have the power to shape even if we don’t always have the confidence. When we are little we dream of the life ahead of us, but the older we get sometimes we seem to dream more of the life we have lived, as if perhaps there is nothing good to be found in the time we have left.

God doesn’t seem to believe that.

We can still shape the future of the world because we know that God is shaping the future of our spirit. We can hope for what is to come for us and this gives us strength to make changes in our world which bring hope to those we will leave behind.


God we try our hardest to live in hope for tomorrow.

Please help us to rest in you

to entrust our loved ones to you

and to be strong enough to offer hope and change to the world.