Hawaii, Florida, and California are among the popular vacation spots in America. In making getaway plans, we often envision rest, beautiful sights, privacy, serenity, restaurants, and recreation—things to satisfy our desire for leisure and rejuvenation. In the Bible, God tells us about the place He is planning for His people: not a temporary getaway, but a city where peace and harmony abound, where violence, sorrow, and sickness are gone, and where everyone worships and obeys God. In Isaiah chapter 65, the prophet quotes God as promising His people, “Look! I am creating new heavens and a new earth, and no one will even think about the old ones anymore. … The sound of weeping and crying will be heard in it no more. … The wolf and the lamb will feed together. The lion will eat hay like a cow. But the snakes will eat dust. In those days, no one will be hurt or destroy on my holy mountain. I, the LORD, have spoken” (from vv. 17, 19, 25). God is preparing a wonderful future for His people—a new environment for all who accept His Son as their Savior. Entry is free, but to get in, we must have reservations. We get them by accepting God’s Son as our Savior now.
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