The heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment.

— Isaiah 51:6 (NIV)

In this world, the Second Law of Thermodynamics constantly works and everything is running down, wearing out, growing old, and perishing. There is no escape from the law of entropy. In this contest, you can never win; you cannot even break even.

With the fall and the curse came the current order of things. We go from order to chaos, from clean to dirty, from new to old, from fresh to rotten, from living to dead. Everything breaks down, even heaven and earth itself will wear out.

Thankfully, this is not all there is. For we have a Savior who declares, “Look! I am making all things new” (Revelation 21:5). This means the reversal of entropy. Paul says, “… the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the glorious freedom of the children of God” (Romans 8:21).

In heaven, we will experience freedom from entropy. In heaven, all things will be continuously new—a new heaven and a new earth—without entropy.

Question to ponder:
When you think of all that breaks down, from the earth to our bodies, what does freedom from entropy mean?