The New Universe
I just found this article while scrolling through my Facebook news feed: The Universe is Slowly Dying.
Well, this doesn’t surprise me. For all of you who are too busy (or lazy–let’s be honest) to read the full article from CNN, it basically says that the universe is slowly fizzling out. It has lost half of its energy, and that will continue to decline for probably trillions of years until we reach the end.
Why is this important right now? Better yet, what does this have to do with God?
Well, as God whispered verses of scripture through my mind, I got the chills when I realized that this is Biblical prophecy being scientifically proven. Now of course God’s timeline is His own, and we don’t know when He will come. However, God did tell us that the heavens and the Earth would pass away. Check it out:
Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea (Revelation 21:1 NKJV).
And then there’s verse six of this chapter:
And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End (Revelation 21:6).
And that’s not all!
For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind (Isaiah 65:17).
This is good news! Jesus is coming, so we need to start telling people. I just wonder what the new universe will look like. I’m assuming it will be even more gorgeous than the one the Lord has given us right now.
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Love, Emily <3
I believe the universe will not wear down to the point where it no longer “declares the glory of God.” The universe, both spiritual and physical, is anxiously anticipating its transformation at the 2nd Coming of Christ. All creation groans under its present frustrating burden of decay and dissolution (Rom 8). But as she awaits her Maker’s Return, she exults in displaying the beauty that still resides in her awesomely bestowed design. Those wayward human souls who truly hear her cry of praise to her Creator have the chance to hear His call in her song and change their minds and hearts. This is a poem I wrote about this attractive broadcast God uses in nature….
There’s beauty in a panoramic view of land and sea.
There’s dancing in the heart that hears a birdsong’s melody.
There’s sweetness in a flower, majesty within a storm,
Amazing grace and glory in our naked human form.
There’s mesmerizing loveliness in every clear night sky,
Enchantment in a sunset, as it captures every eye,
And mysteries in ocean depths beyond the sunlight’s rays:
God’s miracles abounding all around us, all our days.
But while we stare bedazzled at creation’s lovely charms,
Our God who stands behind them waits for us with open arms.
Enthrallment and enjoyment were intended by His hand.
In everything He crafted are delights divinely planned,
Not just to please our senses, but to set our souls aflame
With thirst for greater pleasure than this world can give or name,
A joy that all creation was proclaiming from the start
That’s found alone in union with our Maker’s loving heart.
— David L. Hatton, 6/21/2006
[from Poems Between Birth and Resurrection (c) 2013]
(link to a printable PDF file of this poem:
Fearfully Wonderfully Me
Beautiful! We can only imagine the beauty that is to come.