What will the crystal clear water look like? Or the great street? Or the thrones where the river starts? Or this amazing tree with HEALING LEAVES for the nations? Seriously- how big are those leaves?! Does healing ointment ooze off of the leaves? Does it give off an amazing fragrance? Will the nations be gathered under its branches at all times?! How does it bring healing? And will the nations also eat the monthly fruit that comes from the tree? And... does that mean time is measured in heaven? With everything going on in the world today, I am really excited about these leaves!
But even more, it says there will be no more night or darkness... and no need for a lamp or light... because God will give light... He is the LIGHT. The darkness that surrounds us on earth can feel overwhelming. Just watching the news and glimpsing the darkness around the world is heart wrenching. It's unfathomable to even consider what the absence of darkness would be like. Oh, to see His face and be in the light of His presence- forever! I can't begin to imagine never-ending light.
And we have the ultimate privilege to live with this hope... all because He rose.