Listen to today’s devo!

The city does not need the sun . . . for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. (Rev. 21:23)

“There’s light at the end of the tunnel.” A couple years back, my wife and I passed through the Chesapeake Bay tunnel. As we entered, our conversation focused on all that we were surrounded by but could not see. It can be an overwhelming feeling being in the middle of the tunnel, wondering when you will see the other side. “There it is,” my wife exclaimed. With a beacon of light, we found hope at the end of the tunnel.

In his vision, John was overwhelmed by the beauty of the heavenly city. Everything shone with the glory of its creator and filled the space with his radiant presence. Like a mirror image of the beginning, here was Eden leaping from the story once again. Restored in its fullness, we are pointed to the ending God has for us. It isn’t far from the beginning.

When you are in the middle of life’s tunnel, the world and its darkness can be disorienting. But then, “There it is!” Light at the end of the tunnel. John’s vision points us toward the light of hope at the end. When God restores his light, the lamp of heaven guides our steps.

Trust the God who brings light in the darkness. Keep your focus on what is to come, and invite God’s light into your present tunnel.

Trust the God who brings light in the darkness.

Aaron Golden is a church planter and lead pastor at Union Point Church in New Bern, North Carolina.

© 2022 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.