“He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!” (Revelation 21:5).
The Bible begins with “In the beginning. . .” (Genesis 1:1) and ends with a beginning! The last book in the Bible sums up all of history by declaring that God will renew and remake all of creation. The old ways of selfishness, violence, and worry will forever disappear. Against all things cynical and discouraging, God promises that all of history -- and every aspect of our personal lives -- is moving toward a glorious goal. There is the elimination of everything and all that seek to block God’s magnificent pleasure and purpose. No more cowardice, unbelief, immorality, lying, self-glorification, death, or pain (Revelation 21:4,8). No more divided hearts or divided lives. No more ambivalence toward God or each other.