On the tenth day of Christmas, JESUS gave to me Streets of pure gold, Mansions above, A Robe and a Crown, A Body Glorified, Power from on high, Joy for my soul, Love for all men, Peace in my heart, Everlasting Life, and Salvation full and free.

And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.  Revelations 21:21 ESV

God promises us the pleasure of living in a heavenly city someday whose street is made of pure gold.  Gold in its purest form can be beaten down to very thin sheets that it appears transparent. Do you know how much refining the gold would have to endure to be that flawless? While we look forward to walking on the streets of gold, there is something very close to that here on earth: the words and promises of God.

And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times. Psalm 12:6 NIV

The words of God found in his holy scriptures are as flawless as the gold that makes the street of gold and it is right within our grasp.

But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, so that you may obey it. Deut 30:14

The promises of God are sure and give us hope and so in this season, as you merry and eat and drink, feed your mouth and heart with the word of God. let it be near you and let it refine you so that someday you are fit to walk on the streets of gold.

Yours truly.

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