“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
Years and years ago in the city of Atlanta, Georgia, there was a wonderful pastor of the Baptist Tabernacle named Lynn Broaden. Pastor Broaden went to see a man who was an usher in his church and was dying of cancer. And as he was describing the glories of heaven and telling that man of the wonderful beauties of that place, tears began to trickle down that man’s face.
So the pastor took out his handkerchief from his pocket and he wiped the tears from the man’s eyes. And then the pastor said, “The next one to wipe those tears from your eyes will be the Lord Jesus.”
There will come a day when Jesus will take away the tears. There will be no more crying. There will be no more death. Everything that has gone wrong since Adam sinned so long ago will be made right as the curse of sin is reversed and real life is restored to this fallen world.
Yet until that day, cling to the blessed hope that you have in Christ. Remember that while suffering here is real and is painful, it’s temporary. And one day, when you enter eternity, you’ll know what it means to experience perfect and lasting joy. What a day that will be!
SUFFERING HERE ON EARTH IS VERY REAL AND IS VERY PAINFUL. BUT IN CHRIST, YOU HAVE THE HOPE THAT IT’S TEMPORARY. SO AS YOU SUFFER, REMEMBER THE PROMISE YOU HAVE OF THE ETERNAL JOY TO COME!
From Pastor Graham