“Behold the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:3-4 (ESV)
John the Revelator paints a wonderful word picture here of what heaven will be like.
What do we see from this vision?
· God will live with us. He will assure us that He is there with us. The thought of having peace for all eternity gives me a lot to desire. When I see the news on television or read the daily newspaper, I have to remember that this world is not where we live, we are sojourners here.
· God will comfort us. When we have anxieties in this world we wonder if things could get any worse. When God comes to reign on the new earth, trials, vexations, or problems will not exist. Those things we go through in this world do not make up the final outcome of our lives. There will be none of the trials that bring us down, even momentarily.
There are a lot of hurting people in our state. A supermarket has all but gone out of business here. The company has already closed several stores and has 44 others for sale. Two other companies have an interest in 26 of those. One of the ones that closed is where we used to do most of our shopping. One of the men who worked there started with the company over 50 years ago. He had never worked anywhere else. This store closure has affected the employees and those who shopped there. These people need your prayers. I pray they find peace about this.