I heard a voice thunder from the Throne: “Look! Look! God has moved into the neighborhood, making His home with men and women! They’re His people, He’s their God. He’ll wipe every tear from their eyes. Death is gone for good—tears gone, crying gone, pain gone—all the first order of things gone.”
Revelation 21:3-4 MSG
The Good News has arrived once in the person of Jesus, but God’s story for His people doesn’t end with that first arrival here on earth.
In Revelations, we are reminded the Good News yet to come…Jesus is coming again.
He is going to come back and make His home with His people, Beloved.
He will live with us, not just within us where He currently resides.
And once He has moved in, look at the next things He does….
He wipes every single tear from our eyes.
For He brings peace with His presence.
In fact, He will stop us from crying or weeping at all.
For He brings joy in His Presence.
We will never experience or suffer another pain. Ever!
For He brings hope in His Presence.
We will never die again.
For He gives life to those in His Presence!
The Promise will come to pass when we are with Him forever. No more tears, crying, pain or death!
Now is not forever, as You remind us all, God!
What a promise to celebrate! Sing, journal, dance – however you best offer your thanksoffering of praise for His promise yet to come!
Let this truth soak deep into the hearts and minds of the Beloved, Abba. Bring it back to the forefront when we need the reminder in the hard moments, Holy Spirit. May we entrust all we are, pain and tears, hopes and dreams, grief and loss, joy and hope, into Your loving, more than capable hands, Jesus.