Have you ever watched those extreme makeover TV programmes where famous presenters get rid of the old and bring in the new – maybe Ground Force with someone’s garden, or Changing Rooms, or even a person undergoing personal self-image reconstruction with – new hair, makeup, wardrobe etc. We get to see the way things were, and then the way they are now, re-created. If nothing else, it’s entertaining to see the shock and absolute delight on people’s faces as the new creation is revealed. But TV makeovers, at best can only ever temporary… they won’t last forever. And that sort of thing is absolutely nothing compared to the changes and re-creation that God is going to bring about, when He re-creates the new heaven and the new earth.

R. Ian Seymour