Revelation 21:1-2 – 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. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
I managed to avoid the book of Revelation for most of my life, then about 30 years ago, I was introduced to these two verses. The person who taught me told me our goal as people of faith should be to create this new Jerusalem. I have thought of this passage often over the years as I have reflected on what we are trying to do in our community here at Church Health.
Almighty God, bless our individual and collective efforts to bring healing to our community. Amen.