No More Tears

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No More Tears
 
December 28, 2019
Read: Revelation 21:1-4
 
You have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice. (John 16:22)
 
No one escapes tears. When the final and most awful plague, the death of the firstborn, struck Egypt, “there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was not a house where someone was not dead” (Exod. 12:30). No exceptions; from Pharaoh in his palace to the captive in the dungeon, death visited every family. No one is immune from sorrow.
Grief is our natural reaction to the pain of loss, and life here is an inevitable journey into loss. Our bodies—weak and frail, aging, prone to accident and sickness, still given to sin—are subject finally to death. But one day they will be transformed and glorified. There will be no more loss, ever. No more tears. Death will be no more.
 
I sometimes try to picture how it’s going to be when the Lord returns and we are raised in the world to come: beauty that never fades, strength that never diminishes, blooms that never wither, bodies that never die. But I’m at a loss. In a sense, we are only half-saved. We still live in what older generations called the “vale of tears.” Full and final salvation is something to look forward to and wait for patiently, until the day when God makes all things new. But don’t forget to hope, especially if you are grieving now. The day is coming. “Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning” (Ps. 30:5 NRSV). —David Bast
 
As you pray, give thanks for what’s ahead for those who know Christ.

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