“You see, our knight in shinning armor has come! He rides in on a white horse (Revelation 19:11) to bring us the fairy tale ending we were hoping for! Love Himself will come win the battle to save us and carry us off to live in a palace with beauty we can’t even imagine,” (excerpt Love Letters From God study).
In Revelation chapter 21, we are given some details about the walls, foundation, and gates of the new Jerusalem:
“19 The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.”
When I was writing this study, I could not pass up the chance to encourage us to paint this beautiful scene as we received our final love letter from God to wrap up this study. God’s word is so amazing to give us these details about the heavenly city!
I looked up the precious stones for that are mentioned so I could paint the stones their true colors. Here are some links to help:
There are some beautiful pictures of these gems. It made me so excited thinking about this scene that our eyes will really see one day! My girls were beside themselves intrigued about this real castle-like description of the beauty of heaven.
Last, we wrote our our love letters from God over top of them. We chose phrases Jesus speaks in Revelation 21:5-6 after the Holy City comes down from God out of heaven.
What a love letter to end on:
“It is finished”
There will be no more death, sorrow, or pain.
The depths of sin, pain, and evil will no longer exist.
These little masterpieces will remind us of where we are headed, to a beauty beyond our wildest dreams. I hope you have grown in your awareness of the dimensions of God’s love for you through this study. Remember, as our theme passage tells us, we could never understand it fully.
“18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.”
Our Love Letter to God:
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