When I was a little girl, I use to become scared when people in church would say that they wanted the Lord to return..."Come Lord, Come." What? I really didn't want the Lord to return until after I had experienced some things; I'm sure most of us had the same thoughts. I wanted to graduate high school, fall in love, get married, have children, etc. I didn't want the Lord to return until AFTER I had accomplished a few things.
Well, now that I'm older...won't even go near the number...I do want the Lord to come. I'm tired of all the bad news out there. I'm tired of hearing of another person getting sick and dying. I’m tired of listening to the reports on the evening news. I'm tired...tired...tired.
I'm tired of being afraid when my husband is out of town. I'm tired of the fear of him leaving the country again. I'm tired of the pain I live in daily. I'm tired of wishing my dad was still around the corner from me.
John MacArthur says:
He shall wipe away, every single tear. What it means is there never will be a tear in heaven, not one single tear. There will be nothing sad. There will be nothing disappointing. There will be nothing unfulfilling. There will be nothing lacking. There will be nothing wrong. There will be nothing limiting. There will be nothing to cry about.
When we are alone in the dark, when we are scared, when we hurt…we want Jesus to come. We need to hold Him, to see Him, and most of all we need Him to make things right.
Revelation 21:3 and 4..."Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."
He will physically be with us then…we will see Him, we will hold Him, He will hold us. There will be no more pain, no more sadness, no more tears.
I am homesick for a place where there is nothing to cry about.
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