When a man or woman dreams of what marriage can be, there is a unified, complementary vision of a comfortable, shared life brimming with purpose and prosperity. Even if we are looking for a simple life, there is a high value of internal qualities that lead us to pursue the relationship. We are inspired by the treasured qualities of the other.
As preparation precedes marriage, God is at work preparing the dwelling place for His girl. He is building something that will house that essential unity between God and His People. God created marriage and the Holy City is a home for His Bride.
Just as Jesus was transfigured on the mountain, the Bride of Christ will live a transfigured life in a transfigured city. The perception and substance of reality will be transformed in such a way that suffering and impermanence will be lifted from her. She will always live and always be comforted in complete union with God.
The New Earth that the New Jerusalem descends upon has no more sea. The ancient picture of chaos has been taken from the New Earth.