The Craftroom Studio

Frances Phipps

I am constantly amazed by the state in which I live; California has some of the most diverse landscape in all of the world. We have a long, beautiful coast line that is rocky with kelp forests but also has sandy beaches. We have a long fertile valley that runs most the length of the state-about 400 miles long and 50 miles wide. On either side of this valley are mountain ranges that have tall peaks and snowy caps. We have large, crystal clear flowing rivers and streams. We have lakes of every shape and size. We have deserts that are expansive and barren when glanced at, but with a closer look, they are teeming with life. We have the largest tree in the world tucked in our redwood forests. I live in a gloriously beautiful state.  And yet, God has promised that someday all of these beautiful landscapes as we know them, will be no more. Revelation 21:1 says, “Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also, there was no more sea.” It is hard to imagine anything better than what we experience now but someday there will be no more sin and death marring God’s creation and what is left in it’s place will be far more glorious than what we can even imagine.

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