“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away” (Luke 21:33).
The forms, systems, and structures with which we are familiar, and the nature of things as we see them, are a far cry from what God desires for humankind. This is why they are passing away; to give way to something else. Our failure to recognize this is evidenced by the insatiable desire of the masses to acquire more and more, and the extreme sense of hopelessness and grief experienced when the things of this world are lost. For hope to truly capture our lives then it must be wrenched away from this current existence; that we might gaze deeper and more imaginatively into the richness of God’s creative possibilities.