True Beauty

Christy Prins

Read: Revelation 21:1-8

And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” (v. 5)

Sadar was born blind in the country of Nepal. In developing countries, blindness can be an especially devastating impairment, since fewer resources and opportunities are available for disabled people. Unable to read, Sadar started to listen to radio programs from Words of Hope’s Nepali partner. Eventually, Sadar decided to call the producer because he wanted to learn more about Christ. Words of Hope’s Nepali radio producer, Joshua, says, “Conversations with Sadar made me realize that he was really looking forward to seeing a world created by God. He had a quest in his heart for God, and the eyes of his heart could sense the true beauty of God and his creation.”

New life comes in many forms. Sometimes it means the end of a long-standing conflict or troubling health problem. Sometimes it means gaining freedom from an addiction or mental illness. But often, it is a new way of seeing, a shift in the way we experience the same difficult things in our lives. Sadar’s blindness has not ended. His hope has not come from that kind of change in his life. Rather, Sadar hopes for the newness that God can bring. In the book of Revelation, the apostle John describes a new heaven and a new earth. It’s not fully here yet, but it is the kingdom of God that we all long to see. —Christy Prins, WOH staff

Prayer: Lord, we hope for the new kingdom that you are making.