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Mission Statement: Quiet Spirit writes for those who seek a closer relationship with God.















Wednesday, May 14, 2014

No More Pain

“He will wipe away 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.” Rev 21:4 (NIV)

John the Revelator gives us a beautiful picture of what it will be like when we get to heaven.
• God will be there with us, consoling us.
• Death and the accompanying mourning will not be present. We will live forever.
• Crying and pain have no place in the New Jerusalem.
There will be a new order of things; new events will fill our lives. Things that cause us pain will not be allowed once we enter through the gates. God will take care of all these things.

I find hope in these words. In today’s world I see and hear news that try to bring me down. You know the headlines. But you and I both know that God is in control and will bring His children through until we reach the other side.

We don’t know what tomorrow brings for each of us. We have to trust God to be with us and to help us as He walks with us and consoles us in our trials and tribulations. I am reading Radical Integrity: The Story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. When he spent a year in the United State attending Union Theological Seminary in New York, a fellow student took Bonhoeffer a Baptist church in Harlem to better understand the worship of the black people. He learned that those in worship had to feel the Lord or they hadn’t found Him. I was blown away by that thought.


6 comments:

  1. This was wonderful today...I needed these reminders. We are so blessed to have heaven to look forward to. Helps us to jump through our hoops and over our hurdles with a little more spring in our steps knowing the goal of heaven is just up ahead a little ways. Thank you.

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    1. Pam: Thank you for your wonderful comment. I value these words from you. I pray you have a good end of the week and weekend.

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  2. That is encouraging, quietspirit.

    Sometimes we have to look away from the news....it is never the full picture. That's why it drags us down.

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    1. Sandi: Thank you for your insightful and encouraging comments. May God bless you and yours.

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  3. Hi Cecelia! This is the second time I have seen this book title mentioned. I have just added the Bonhoeffer book to my library list. Thank you for mentioning it.
    We are all so different in what touches us. Some really have to feel him. And I know that God will allow that, because he wants us all to be with him. He truly knows our needs!
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. Ceil: Thank you for your kind comments. Yes, God knows our needs. All we have to do is ask and He will take care of them. I finished the Bonhoeffer book today. It makes me stop and think.

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