22 I didn’t see a temple in the city, because its temple is the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb. 23 The city doesn’t need the sun or the moon to shine on it, because God’s glory is its light, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it. 25 Its gates will never be shut by day, and there will be no night there. 26 They will bring the glory and honor of the nations into it. 27 Nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is vile and deceitful, but only those who are registered in the Lamb’s scroll of life. 1 Then the angel showed me the river of life-giving water, shining like crystal, flowing from the throne of God and the Lamb 2 through the middle of the city’s main street. On each side of the river is the tree of life, which produces twelve crops of fruit, bearing its fruit each month. The tree’s leaves are for the healing of the nations. 3 There will no longer be any curse. The throne of God and the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. 4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5 Night will be no more. They won’t need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will shine on them, and they will rule forever and always. (Revelation 21:22—22:5, CEB)
This is a part of the vision of John from Patmos, the Revelation.
It is interesting because it says there was no temple because God already resided there, so there was not need of a house for God. And it is always open because there is no night. (So side note, do the gates have hinges and locks? Like buildings here that are open 24 hours, why do they have locks on the doors? But I digress.)
But the interesting thing to me in this text is “On each side of the river is the tree of life”. The river of life runs through the place and on each side of the river is the tree of Life. 1 tree that is on both sides of the river!
But in my feeble understanding I don’t get that, but that is what heaven is like. The unimaginable. The things we think that can’t happen, happening.
With God all things are possible.
Love People. Love God.