The Dreamed-about City

The Dreamed-about City

“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also
eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ”
– Philippians 3:20 –

The information identified Orlando as a dream city. Among the reasons for the ongoing attraction are Universal Studios, Disney World, the Kennedy Space Center, beaches, museums, parks, sport fishing, and adventure sports. Thousands of visitors seek rest and pleasure in some of its entertainments. It takes sixty-seven eight-hour days to take in all the highlights. Of course, visting this city is not something available to everyone.

In contrast, there is another true dream city, and it is available to everyone. When Paul referred to this city, he said that it is where our citizenship is, promised by the One who said He was going to prepare a place for us (see John 14:1-3).

It is a unique city, with foundations, whose Builder and Maker is God. It is clean, safe, healthy, perfect, eternal, and available to anyone who believes in Him. The amusement, healthy entertainment, rest, pursuit of knowledge, space and special travel will not be sporadic and only for a few people. Everything will be permanent and for everyone.

That city and dream life are the reason for our hope. We know that, as Aristotle said, “Hope is the dream of a waking man.” This hope is not based on poems, philosophies, or assumptions, but on the sure and powerful word of Jesus.

This citizenship makes us new inhabitants of a new environment. God will restore what Adam and Eve lost. It is the same city that the ancient patriarchs longed for and we wait for according to His promises. All memories and scars of a world of sin will be the wonders of God’s universe.

“And the years of eternity, as they roll, will bring richer and still more glorious revelations of God and of Christ. As knowledge is progressive, so will love, reverence, and happiness increase” (The Great Controversy, p. 678). A new life, a new city, a new citizenship in the dream city of God: The New Jerusalem.

Are you getting ready? Are you dedicating time, resources,
and commitment? Are you inviting others and encouraging
their decision to make the trip? The dream city is ready,
the visa is approved, the reservation is made, the price is paid,
and the Maker is waiting for us.

God bless you…