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“The material of the wall was jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass” (Revelation 21:18).

Beautiful, pure, costly, and clear is how it is made.  Is that not the goal of our new creation?  In this new life, is not the Lord creating us to have these attributes?  Meditate and ponder upon what the Lord is doing.  Be guided by His goodness and mercy and realize that He is up to more than You know.  We will have new heavenly bodies that do not wear out but remain pure and holy.

Lord, I can take in the concept, but I really am unable to comprehend these things.  You have used these word pictures to share a glimpse of things to come.  I imagine they are for our encouragement.  Guide me, Lord, so that I do not stumble over the desire to know all things, but continue to live by faith, trusting that You will continue to have all things in Your hands.

Lord Jesus, throughout the ages, people have struggled with how You could be fully man and at the same time, fully God.  I too, struggle with such things.  I struggle with this daily life and all the paradoxes that come into it.  Help me to walk through every struggle trusting that You have come to lead the way through this age in preparation for what is to come.  Help me to live this day, looking to You, so that I may be better prepared for the eternal life You have purchased for us from the cross.  Amen.