Never Lose Sight

Revelation 21

As I’m sure you know by now, the FUEL weekend theme is entitled “Let There Be Light.” Your previous devotionals have shown you that we not only need light in our lives but we need to be light. Dr. Tony Evans sums up this need beautifully by stating that followers of Jesus are “called to be light in a world that DESIRES darkness.” I know from experience that it is very difficult to be kind, compassionate, loving, pure, faithful (basically, light) in a dark world, but as Dr. Evans reminds us, this world is not just a dark place, but it’s a place that wants to be dark. Humanity’s natural desire is anger, sin, pride, selfishness, and the list goes on.

As a teen, you will face this darkness more each day and the people around you will not always be the people that desire light. For all believers there will be times of discouragement, loneliness, and heartbreak from people who desire to live in darkness…but…may we find hope in Revelation 21. May we never lose sight of eternity…

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

-Revelation 21:4

 

“The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.”

-Revelation 21:23

 

All of the darkness that we are constantly striving to push through will be gone. There will be no more night, no more darkness, and no more sin. The glory of God and the presence of Jesus will be the light in heaven. Allow the light of Jesus to fill you on this earth but even when you are overwhelmed by the darkness around you; remember that He’s always enough. The same light that floods eternity fills your heart. Never lose sight of the eternal light…Jesus.

  1. What does this teach you about God?
  2. What does this teach you about yourself?
  3.  What does this lead you to do in response?