He Will Wipe the Tears From Our Eyes

“Thump”, “thump”. I instantly had a stomach ache. I knew the familiar sound. I got up from my painting to check to see if the distracted birds survived flying into our window. My heart lightened as I found no evidence of injury or even worse, death.

I returned inside flooded with memories. In those memories I’m walking through the dining room of a home we once lived in. Through the garden doors I see my four year old daughter holding a small brown bird in her hands. Tears rolled down her cheeks, her heart was breaking, this was her first encounter with death. The emotions in my heart were so deep that I was instantly thrown back into them.

Two innocent creations of God being affected by sin. Oh how I wished I could protect her. Sadly I knew this was only the beginning of pain, the result of living in a world of sin.

I pray for my daughter as I painfully explain death.

“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among His people! He will live with them, and they will be His people. God Himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” Revelation 21:1-3 NLT

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