Into the heart of Heaven.

October 8, 2010

Photo by JohnE Kim.  :]

“I won’t ever destroy the world again.” And like a warrior who puts away his bow and arrow at the end of a great battle, God said, “See, I have hung up my bow in the clouds.”

And there, in the clouds — just where the storm meets the sun — was a beautiful bow made of light.

It was a new beginning in God’s world.

It wasn’t long before everything went wrong again but God wasn’t surprised, he knew this would happen.  That’s why, before the beginning of time, he had another plan — a better plan.  A plan not to destroy the world, but to rescue it — a plan to one day send his own Son, the Rescuer.

God’s strong anger against hate and sadness and death would come down once more — but not on his people, or his world.  No, God’s war bow was not pointing down at his people.

It was pointing up, into the heart of Heaven.

(Sally Lloyd-Jones, The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name, pp. 46-47)


4 Responses to “Into the heart of Heaven.”

  1. saltyletters Says:

    Beautiful photo.
    And yes, indeed, the bow points up.
    What a hope we can see in this.

  2. Cassie Tenny Says:

    Yay! This made me cry all over again! See what I mean? How good is that book? And how GREAT is our God??!
    (Ps, nice photo. 😉

  3. tia Says:

    saltyletters, thank God for hope ❤

    cass, the last line totally got me, too. thank youuu tennys for recommending this book. i think it's going to be a christmas gift to many of my family members, young and old. :] and … hehe.

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