A New Heaven and a New Earth
Revelation 21. 1-7
Try dramatising bible readings using 5 or 6 children/or (adult actors). They can learn phrases or certain words, express them in movement, and act them out as they speak. It is so effective visually. I saw such drama at the recent Keswick Convention, and found it very moving. The reading below was tackled in this way and beautifully acted out in a recent holiday club at St John's Kingston Park.
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth,
for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away,
and there was no longer any sea.
I saw the Holy City,
the new Jerusalem,
coming down out of heaven from God,
prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,
"Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them.
They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.
He will wipe every tear from their eyes.
There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain,
for the old order of things has passed away."
He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!"
Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." He said to
"It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.
To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.
He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.