The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.(Isaiah 65:26)
The number one worry of a lamb is a predator like a wolf or a lion. At least that is how it is now. It is so obvious that we should be scared of certain parts of the animal kingdom that it barely needs to be taught to our children. Wolves and lions are dangerous. Most of the animals in Australia can kill you. (I am kidding. Kind of.)
But in the future that God has planned for us, there will be a suspension of these kinds of worries. God will provide nourishment for animals without the need for predation. Can you imagine a child walking their pet tiger down the street and no one thinks anything of it?
In this incredible future there will be no fear. That will be a former thing.
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. (2) And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. (3) And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. (4) And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.Revelation 21:1-4
God will be with us, and we will have nothing to fear! The sorrows and dangers of this life will be former things. This should give us all kinds of hope today. The worst that can happen to us is to send us to a place where we will experience these kinds of amazing realities!
In what ways are you focused on the temporary rather than the eternal?