But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what a manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
2 Peter 3:10-13
Oh, how glorious the future is for those who name the Savior Jesus Christ as their Lord! The earth will pass away-that is the reality of the future of this earth! All the great buildings, big companies, gold, silver, even the most beautiful natural sites will dissolve and melt away. But, for the righteous, those clothed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ, have a glorious future! We look for a new heavens and a new earth in which RIGHTEOUSNESS DWELLS! Yes! I'm excited about that! Injustice; gone. Pain; vanished. Tears; wiped away! My heart longs for my true home. My heart longs for the reunion with my Savior and King. I long for that homeland.
My exhortation in this: What manner of persons ought we to be in holy conduct and godliness? When our focus is right, when our eyes are fixed on the author and finisher of our faith, the things of this earth become "strangely dim".
I have been encouraged and I hope you are too.
-Handmaiden of the Lord,