I woke up this morning feeling better than I ever remember feeling. My heart felt light, and I was in love with the world. My wife seemed to be having the same kind of morning. We had a pleasant breakfast together then left for work. Walking out to my car several of my neighbors greeted me with a friendly good morning, and for the first time, I felt a genuine love for them as I returned their greeting. I got in my car and headed out on my normal route to work. I noticed that the normal intensity from my driving companions was missing. People were not cutting each other off, but they were yielding to others and giving way in a very uncustomary manner. All the tension and animosity of the usual experienced was gone. I turned on the radio to hear the morning news. Every report was of kind and generous acts occurring around the world.
Then I really woke up. I realized I was dreaming. To my dismay the scourge of sin was still among us. Hatred, selfishness and mistrust were still guiding our actions. How I longed for the world of my dream. At that moment I realized, it is coming. The reign of sin will end. We will live in God’s presence where sin cannot exist. God will usher in a new heaven and a new earth, and we won’t even remember the time of sin’s domination. Hallelujah! Let us patiently wait with great expectation. (see Isaiah 65:17-25 and Revelation 21 & 22)