December 25, 2017

No Reason to Cry

"For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; 'he will lead them to springs of living water.' 'And God will wipe every tear from their eyes.'" Revelations 7:17

The Revelation describes what heaven will be like and the beauty that will surround us. But I know one thing that won't 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 wars. No more catastrophes. No more abuse. No more murders. No more poverty. 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.

Hold on! One day there will be no reason for your tears!

Lord Jesus, thank You for being the Lamb, dying on my behalf. Thank You for being my Shepherd, leading me 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.

Merry Christmas! Have a great celebration of our Savior's birth!

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