Revelation 21: 4He 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.”
I’ve been thinking about heaven recently and what it means for my life. Scriptures call us to live in light of eternity, or else, we don’t really live. We are admonished to set our minds on things above and not on things of this earth (Colossians 3:2), or else, never truly understand. Why would we be asked to do this? What good comes from a focus on a place that seems more fairy-talesque than reality. Contrary to what some believe there is more continuity from here to eternity than we often realize!
Too often, we like the villagers in HG Wells ‘The Country of the Blind’ have lost our ability to see and our condition has persisted for so long we have forgotten that the concept, sight, even exists. Eternity is not something we talk about a lot these days, and in the busyness of the ‘now’ we often lose focus on the ‘then’. However, what will be ‘then’ can give such great hope and embolden our faith ‘now’ for…
Now we experience in part, then we will experience completely!
Now we see dimly, then we will see clearly!
Now we wipe tears away, then the pain that causes tears will be eliminated!
Now we comfort in times of grief, then broken hearts will be restored!
Jesus prayed in Matthew 6:10your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. So what is going on in heaven, that Jesus would like to see happen on earth? Re-read Revelation 21! We can see that John’s heavenly vision and Jesus’ earnest prayer call us to act ‘now’. Think Then :Act Now This dynamic call of hope reveals a promise that there are occasions when the realities of heaven sever the chains of earth. There are glances on earth of heavenly blessings, times when heaven truly does come to earth. As God’s ambassadors to this world we have been sent to wipe away tears from weary eyes, comfort hearts that mourn, and proclaim the eternal richness of Jesus Christ the Saving One!