“The New Jerusalem” by Sallie Reid
“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.
Then I, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of
heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the
tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them,
and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them
and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from
their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying.
There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed
away.” Revelation 21:1–4
I painted the vision of the new Jerusalem coming down from heaven. I envisioned the new earth without the sea, but it was filled with a life-giving river. As I painted the new earth, I realized the left side of the painting was void, so I asked the Lord, “What shall I put there?” My heart was impressed with the bride of Christ being ushered in by the Holy Spirit. The dove represents the Holy Spirit, and the gold ring represents the purity of Christ’s love for His bride. I imagined the saints of old traveling back and forth on the golden path as if the new heaven and the new earth were connected. Dianne Daniels in Bryan Texas has this mural on her ceiling in College Station, Texas.