Christmas Bible Reading Plan 2015 – Day 5

Day 5. Isaiah 60:19-20
(by Jason)

So reading todays verses we see Isaiah talking about a time when we won’t need the sun or the moon to provide us light, and he is talking about heaven here. There will be light the whole time, and in verse 20 we read that all your days of sorrow will end. Thats no more pain and suffering in the world.

One of the biggest questions people ask is why is there so much suffering in the world if God loves us so much. But He still has a plan and is promising to stop that, and when He does we will suffer no more. This might be even harder to see that this year, after Paris, Beirut, and the war on terror that is flooding our news and our conversations at Youth Group. It’s easy to see that when we look outwards, Christmas might not be so much the same as it has been.

But we do look forward to the new heaven and earth when there will be no more pain and suffering. And Jesus’ return to us is the centre point of that plan. So as we remember the world expecting Jesus this Christmas, we can be expectant of an everlasting light that will actually take our sorrows away when Jesus comes again.

This is what we can expect from heaven, but what else can we expect in heaven. Spend some time thinking about what you want to see in heaven. If you have time, also look in the back of your bibles to see what else we can learn about heaven. One thing I do know is that it will be way better that we can ever imagine, beyond our wildest dreams.

Today, continue to pray for the victims of all the pain and suffering we have seen. Pray that they will also come to see that there is a bigger plan and they can also have confidence and faith in Jesus.