Blessings of Picturing The New Jerusalem

The wall was made of jasper,

and the city was pure gold,  

as clear as glass.

The wall of the city was built on foundation stones

inlaid with twelve precious stones:

the first was jasper,

the second sapphire,

the third agate,

the fourth emerald,

the fifth onyx,

the sixth carnelian,

the seventh chrysolite,

the eighth beryl,

the ninth topaz,

the tenth chrysoprase,

the eleventh jacinth,

the twelfth amethyst.

The twelve gates were made of pearls—

each gate from a single pearl!

And the main street was pure gold,

as clear as glass.

Revelation 21:18-21

Blessings of Looking Forward

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth,

for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared.

And the sea was also gone.

And I saw the holy city,

the new Jerusalem,

coming down from God out of heaven

like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.

I heard a loud shout from the throne,



God’s home is now among his people!

He will live with them,

and they will be his people.

God himself will be with them. 

Revelation 21:1-3