Go! into the world and find! the overlays that blind your eyes from what surrounds. Go out. Decide the lens through which to see your world. Behind your chosen screen is light that shines wherever you may walk. Be light. The world has many interfaces; see the face before you. Look into the eye of truth, the way, the life, for this is life - no interface, but face-to-face and bright, transforming knowledge. (Nothing here can hide.)
What hope does everlasting life hold for us?
It reminds us that this present fallen world is not all there is; soon we will live with and enjoy God forever in the new city, in the new heaven and the new earth, where we will be fully and forever freed from all sin and will inhabit renewed, resurrection bodies in a renewed, restored creation.
(New City Catechism)
When the door swings out and, face-to-face we realise
all our clutching life could only mimic, never be,
we shall not fall
for all our walking here has been stumbling.
Now we stumble –
for who wouldn’t, when wandering in cloud?
Then we shall move
in the fluency of union,
life itself again – no shadow –
and never will we grasp for knowing
that we are held