I was dialoguing with my niece who works near us in a busy Law Office about the number of hours people sleep each night… My very busy Silicon Valley niece is happy to get 5 hours of sleep each night. When I learned that, I told her that even today, I still need 8-hours of sleep each night.
And, later, as if by inspiration, this got me thinking about the words given by apostle John in his revelation to the Church (I am not a prophet and I don’t claim to speak for God). See here:
And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, and there will be no night there. ~Revelation 21: 23-25
John’s revelation puts in perspective that after God creates His new heaven and earth, we’ll no longer need the moon or the sun for light. Instead, the apostle said God’s shimmering glory will provide all necessary light. What a reality to ponder! —“the city does not need the sun or moon to shine on it, the Lamb is its lamp”… Fascinating idea.
Now, consider the implications (especially for my sleepy niece): While we live in the New Earth, it appears that our bodies will not be subject to the circadian rhythm! —you know, where our bodies follow a 24-hour cycle… Most living things are affected by 24-hour cycles of light and dark. Apparently, it seems, our body’s internal clocks will be free of that sleep/wake cycle. Lack of sleep will not be a problem anymore.
Think of it. Earth has been negatively impacted by sin. But when sin is finally eradicated from our existence God will make everything new—as if sin never existed; even Isaiah bears witness to this: “For I will create a new heavens and a new earth; the past events will not be remembered or come to mind” cf. Isaiah 65:17.
In addition to our never feeling sleepy or ever falling asleep, the New Earth will bring new meaning to the phrase ‘carpe diem’ … Seize the day!
/St. George of Hyperlink ✞