Bringing Heaven to Earth

by Mark Stucky

The day is coming
           when lion and lamb
           join together at last,
           not as fierce predator
           and succulent prey,
           but as companions,
           as joyful equals,
           in divine tranquility
           for all eternity.
The day is coming
           when the impossible
           becomes possible,
           when peace and unity,
           truth and justice,
           love and mercy,
           beauty and wholeness
           prevail and endure.
The day is coming
           when there is no more confusion and chaos,
           no more greed and indifference,
           no more inequality and injustice,
           no more hate and destruction,
           no more corruption and lies,
           no more sickness and death.
The day is coming
           when God welcomes us,
           tenderly embraces us
           and wipes from our faces
           all our tears and fears.
The day is coming
           when hunger and thirst
           and separation are no more,
           when we are dining together
           at the wedding feast of the Lamb.

But the day is today
           to share heavenly visions
           of thy kingdom come,
           thy will be done,
           on earth as it is in heaven.
And the day is today
           for using heavenly visions,
           to bring healing to earth,
           to all the people we can,
           in all the places we can,
           in all the ways we can,
           as much as we can,
           for the kingdom of heaven
           is within us now.

Mark Stucky has degrees in religious studies, pastoral ministry, and communications. After being a pastor, he became a technical and freelance writer. In his day job, he’s documented technology products (ranging from building automation to satellite communications). In free time, he’s written articles, stories, and poems on a variety of (usually spiritual) topics. For more writings, see

One thought on “Bringing Heaven to Earth

    When I first saw the beautiful image of a lion and lamb illuminated by an ethereal light (connected to this poem), I felt inspired to write the first draft. You can see a bigger version of the image at:


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