Everyone who knows me knows how much I love carving stone and wood. But let’s face it…such hard work comes with challenges. Every now and then, I allow my mind to contemplate what such work would be like under perfect conditions…when there’s a new heaven and earth, as promised in Revelation 21:1-4. I have no doubt that — as much joy as it brings me now — carving will be a completely wonderful experience in the earth made new.
What will it not be like to carve in the earth made new?
No fatigue… of muscles, joints, and tendons
No backs “thrown out,” no knees wrenched
No struggling with heavy materials
No “Where to find that next stone, or wood?”
Protective gear? Masks, safety glasses, ear plugs…will they be needed?
Will dust need to be constantly swept away?
What will it be like to carve in the earth made new?
A body that doesn’t wear out
Mass and weight — inconsequential!
Unlimited time to create
Inexhaustible source of stones and wood — throughout the planets!
Freedom from injury
And time…time will be a friend