Thursday, November 10, 2011

Revelation 21

"I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.  The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it.  On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there.  They glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it.  Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life." Rev 21: 22-27

It  has been two weeks since I left the US for language school in Switzerland.  It has been an adjustment, but a good one.  Language school is intense, and French is not as easy as Spanish, but I am always excited to be able to learn how to communicate in new ways!!  The Lord has blessed me with a wonderful woman, Monika, who has opened her home to me.  I am also taken care of through a church here in Neuchâtel, where everyone has been very helpful and mindful of the fact that I only know 2 weeks worth of French!

The picture above was taken from the balcony of my apartment this past Sunday morning.  As I looked over the lake that had disappeared under the fog, it felt as though the houses were built in the clouds.  For a moment, I felt as though I had a small glimpse of heaven, as I imagined golden streets and endless days without darkness.   That Sunday also happen to be a yearly event where several protestant churches come together for a church service.  Naturally, the service was in French.  I couldn't help but think about how one day, all believers will be united together; every tribe, tongue, and nation worshipping the Lord. It was a great day of looking ahead to a day when this world will pass away and a new will come: no tears, no darkness, no death.  Until that day, may we faithfully serve Him and proclaim the Good News of the Gospel!

Once again, I thank everyone who has been lifting me up in prayer and following my journey.
Grâce et Paix