The City of God

Revelations 21:10, 22-23

And in the spirit [the angel] carried me away to a great, high mountain and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God.

I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God is its light, and its lamp is the Lamb.

In his final vision, John describes the heavenly Jerusalem, a city of great beauty lit only by the light of God from the lamp of the Lamb. The Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, give light to the new Jerusalem. In the end, we do not stand before the Temple of the Lord, we stand before the very presence of God. We see God face to face, and in that awesome beauty all our questions, all our doubts, all the darkness that may surround us in this life disappears in the radiance of god’s light.