How absolutely awesome! The New Jerusalem! Heaven on earth! The Lord God and the Lamb living with His people. John's looking at all these riches and beauty but still realizes, "Hey, there's not temples here! Oh yea, duh, the Father and the Son are with us, they are the Temple. And man that sun is bright.....wait a second there is no sun... I am basking in the neverending glory of the Lord. Brilliant!" If we were there we might notice that there is no churches, duh, we are His church.
I, we, can live life like that now! He is always with us. We should never walk in darkness if His glory is showing through us and the "buildings" that are temples and churches are nothing more than that....buildings! The Father and the Son are the temple, we are His church and we walk in the brilliance of His light. How absolutely awesome!
Father, if we could all live this way what an awesome place it could be and how incredible would our witness for You be.