Sunday, November 14, 2010

First and Last Look

The first book of the Bible begins with an intimate interaction between God and man and the last book ends in a similar fashion, with God Himself wiping every tear from our eyes. What a way to end the story! With our Heavenly Father bringing us on His knee to wipe away every tear from our eyes. Maybe it will be at that moment when we will realize that we are finally home.
I wonder if the tears we shed will be a mixture of joy at being in the Father's presence and relief that there will be no more death or mourning, or crying or pain. Whatever the reason for our tears, the soothing comfort
of a Father's love will assuredly take away all our pain and make all our suffering but a distant memory. We have this promise, that at the end of all time, we will find ourselves in the arms of the Father. He will come and
live with us and be our God and we will live with Him and be His people.
May this be the hope that we cling to for those who have gone before us in Christ and for us as well. While our temporal life on earth may soon come to an end, we have the hope of an eternity living near to the Father's heart.
*Rev. 21:3-4
Submitted by Avery Hicks