My wife and I received a letter in the mail yesterday. When I opened it last night, I see that there is a safety recall on my Takata air bags in my suburban. They mailed the letter to let me know that there is a recall, but that parts are not yet available. Hmmmm….
This reminds me of the safety recall that Heaven did.
Revelation 12:7–12 (ESV)Satan Thrown Down to Earth
7 Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, 8 but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. 11 And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. 12 Therefore, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!”
God realized that something needed to be fixed and in order to fix it, he had to throw the devil out of Heaven. This has created untold havoc. The “parts” are not yet ready, but someday soon, we will get a notice that Heaven is waiting for us and Jesus is on His way to come and get us.
I cannot wait for that to be fixed.
Revelation 21:3–5 (NCV)
3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Now God’s presence is with people, and he will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them and will be their God. 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death, sadness, crying, or pain, because all the old ways are gone.” 5 The One who was sitting on the throne said, “Look! I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this, because these words are true and can be trusted.”
All things new. No more pain, sickness, sadness, death. No more pandemics, masks, or anger. No more struggles, no more economy, no more retirement, no more workaholism. No more thorns, no more skinned knees, no more broken bones.
1 Corinthians 2:9 (NCV)
9 But as it is written in the Scriptures: “No one has ever seen this, and no one has ever heard about it. No one has ever imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” Isaiah 64:4
I can’t wait for that recall!