Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. – Revelation 21:1 NKJV.
What does the word, “sea,” represent? The primary meaning of the word, “sea,” in this verse is that it represents the mysterious terrors and unknown horrors of the world. Much of the sea was uncharted in the first century. Many stories, many “fish stories” had been told of the dangers that were in the sea. The sea represented unrest, separation, danger, and death. The sea represents your worst nightmare.
What is your worst nightmare? What is the worst that could happen to you? When I was a young boy, living on a farm, I slept in a small room with four large windows. At night I could imagine all kinds of monsters that were looking in those windows at me. Because of my fear I began to sleep with a pillow covering my head. I do not know what your worst nightmare is, but I have had some bad ones. Sometimes I was wide awake when I was having them imagining all the terrible things that might possibly happen and many that were far beyond the realm of possibilities. None of those things have ever happened that I used to imagine or have bad dreams about.
Right now in Ukraine the worst nightmares of most people living there have been realized and most likely surpassed. How can they ever recover from these horrors? How can they go through those to come? No doubt many are thinking and saying, “When will it end!”
Some bright, shining day for those who know Jesus as their Savior there will be no more nightmares, or day mares, or holocausts. There will be “…no more sea.”