How would you picture Earth with the curse removed? Imagine an Earth restored and redeemed from the curse. Think of the most beautiful places you’ve seen: the blue blue water of the Caribbean, the mysterious grandeur of the Smoky Mountains, the calm peace of acre after acre of farmland: all these places and all the rest that I’ve seen only in pictures are under the curse, yet they are breathtakingly beautiful. Imagine what Earth will be like once the curse is removed and Jesus is on His throne for all to worship. (If you’re thinking that we won’t be on Earth but in Heaven, Alcorn makes a strong Scriptural case that Heaven will be on Earth.) Earth was cursed along with humanity, and it only makes sense that Earth will be redeemed along with humanity. It will be Eden and more. Just let your imagination go wild as you realize, as much as your limited perception will allow, the possibilities of an Earth redeemed, restored to God’s original intent. The redemption power of Jesus’ blood is sufficient not only for the salvation of our souls but for the salvation of all of creation. We read about the lion laying down with the lamb, but do we actually believe that will happen? Ponder this today, meditate on it, allow it to fill your soul with a joy and a longing to live eternally in Earth as God planned for it to be.