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The Lord's Lawn Work Revelation 21:10, 22–22:5

The Lord's Lawn Work

Because of God's promise of restoration, continuing in hope is what Christians do.

At a Glance

It's spring, and many of us are toiling away on our yards, lawns and gardens. This involves a lot of work, which anyone who actually has a lawn or garden already knows. Gardens have always been a part of the human experience. The Bible begins and ends in a garden. Today's text looks at the final garden scene.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's Acts text, see "Godspeed!," May 17, 1998, at

Now that it's springtime, many of us are resuming a once-a-week exercise routine we call ... mowing the lawn! Some of us will pay someone else to do it. But, if we have a lawn, it needs to be mowed.

Often, however, mowing is simply the first step. After mowing, we may grab the weed whacker, and then, if we are particularly fussy, apply some grass shearers to more delicate or intricate areas. In addition, some of us have rolled and edged the lawn, applied weed killer and pesticides, dug out crabgrass and then spread fertilizer, which, of course,...

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