In the book of Revelation, the scene repeatedly shifts back and forth between earth and heaven. On earth it’s going from bad to worse. Meanwhile in heaven, God is on His brilliant throne, surrounded by the praise of all different kinds of enthusiastic worshippers.
Till the climax of history when at last heaven comes to the renewed earth and God makes his home among men and women. He will live with us His people, personally wiping the tears from our eyes (21:3-4) and shining the light of Himself on us. We will see His face, be marked with His name and reign with Him forever (22:4-5). God and people, so long estranged, will be together again. Earth and heaven, long separated, will be one.
Joy to the world!