Mark 13:31 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will certainly not pass away. (CEB)
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“Heaven and earth will pass away.”
What a remarkable statement…
When we are young,
we live as if earth will never pass away
In our older years,
we hope that heaven will never do so.
When wisdom intrudes,
we begin to reassess
earth (life as we know it)
will pass away
each of us will die
nothing we can do to change it;
heaven (life as we wish it to be)
will pass us by
each of us must choose
what we will do or not do to change it.
The key is to stay alert
attentively waiting for
in the name of God.
When that insistence comes
and we make it a part of our lives
the gates of heaven and earth open to us
knowing good and evil becomes a reality
we become citizens of
the Commonwealth of God’s Peace and Justice…
the fig trees bear fruit
and clap their hands
and salvation dawns within.