"He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."
Whether joy comes in the morning in this life or not (Psalm 30:5), God does promise that one day there will be the morning of all mornings and our short lives will turn into never-ending joy. What a consolation to those with chronic pain or terminal illnesses and also to those of us that struggle daily with sin and fear. “I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far,” Paul says in Philippians 1:23, and “Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death?” in Romans 7:24. Don’t we all long for an end to our current and future trials? Yet we are called to live faithfully until that day.
Our God came to earth to live a law-fulfilling perfect 33 years, when we couldn’t live a second with breaking a law. He died and then rose from the dead so that we could follow in His place. Because He came to earth as a man, it means much when God tells John in Revelation that there will be no more crying. Our God knows what it is to cry, and He is the only One with the power to end it.
THE MORE WE FOCUS ON ETERNITY, THE MORE THE THINGS OF THIS LIFE WILL PALE, AND YET PARADOXICALLY, THE MORE WE'LL GET OUT OF THIS LIFE!
Bible In A Year
- Isaiah 9-10
- Psalm 76
- John 17