The book-ends of the Bible

The beginning of the book of Genesis and the ending of the book of Revelation give us a glimpse of the world as the all-good all-powerful Creator God has planned it.
What do both pictures have in common? For starters, humankind has unrestricted access to the holy God. From elsewhere in the Bible, we know that there’s no sin and consequently, none of its pernicious effects. And that’s where I’d normally stop. But here are a few overlooked aspects:

  •  A wedding (Genesis 2:22-25, Revelation 19:7-9)
  • A well-watered garden (Genesis 2:8, 10-14; Revelation 22:1-2)
  • Trees for food (Genesis 2:16, Revelation 22:2)

 

In other words, life in the new heavens and the new earth is not just going to be limited to the spiritual plane, but shall be an experience for all the senses!

[PS. Just had to break my lengthy hiatus to celebrate the 6th anniversary of this blog today!]