"And I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a
God alone is holy, and his dwelling place, therefore, is the Holy City. The Bible is consistent in portraying a God who does not sit on high waiting for humans to make their way up to him; he comes to them. The world is the object of God's intense interest and purpose. An astonishing figure of speech is employed to show just how passionate God is in his intention to come to us. He is like a woman, a bride, who dresses herself in order to please her husband.