For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
The Revelation describes many things that will be in heaven and the beauty that will surround us. But one human experience will not be there—tears. The Lamb will wipe every tear from our eyes. In heaven, there will be no reason to cry.
- There will be no more death.
In heaven, there will be no more disease. No more surgery. No more car accidents. No more drunk drivers. No more murders. No more suicides. Everything that summons our last breath will cease to exist. The last enemy will be finally and forever defeated.
- There will be no more mourning.
In heaven, there will be no more calls in the middle of the night to announce a tragedy. No more moms and dads gathered around their dying child. No more children walking away from their parent’s grave. No more goodbyes. No more waves of grief washing over an exhausted soul.
- There will be no more crying or pain.
In heaven, there will be no need for crying. The tearful emotion brought about by pain will be a thing of the past. No one will ever hurt you again. You will be protected in the presence of God who has destroyed the author of evil.
Today pain barges in like an intruder but…hold on! One day there will be no reason for your tears!
Talking to God
Lord Jesus, thank you for being the perfect Lamb, dying on our behalf. Thank you for being our Shepherd, leading us to springs of living water. Thank you for the promise of no more tears, and for a place specifically prepared to enjoy you forever. In your name. Amen.
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