Revelation 21:1-8 tells us not only of the New Jerusalem for ‘the thirsty’ of God, but also the ‘fiery lake of burning sulphur’ (Rev 21:8) for others. It’s relevant in that ‘Hell’ has been a ‘hot’ topic in recent weeks (no pun intended) including this past week in the election campaign. It seems we tend to sanitise Scripture these days, leaving it out or wishing to override those parts we find less palatable. Symptomatic of this, a lady who knew my late grandfather stopped me while coming out of church a few years ago to disparage his preaching as being ‘fire and brimstone’ (I’m pretty sure it wasn’t – you’d be hard pressed to someone more focused on preaching the Gospel… he probably just let the law do its work too!) I’m not sure what the reason is, but even today’s assigned text leaves out the ‘fiery lake of sulphur’ of Revelation 21:7-8 finishing off after all the nice stuff of Revelation 21:1-6. So today we will cover both… the good news of the place of no more tears, and also the place of the fiery lake of sulphur. Good news is even better when we get the whole message, including what it is God saves his ‘thirsty’ from.