The Second things
“Behold, God’s dwelling is with people, and 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 from them every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; neither will there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, any more. The first things have passed away.”
God has come to us and dwelt with us. We didn’t even know, we are so insensitive to His ways and purposes. But some did. If you believe, you do know, and God is your God. One day He will completely annihilate suffering forever. If fact, really it is gone already, we just don’t enter into the reality of that truth. We dont need to cry, but we do. It’s a kind of release of emotion, when things are getting hot for us. We do weep, but it doesn’t last. Somehow He binds us up and the tears stop and we feel better, comforted by our Saviour’s presence with us. There is nothing like this…
We will face death, our lovely bodies will deteriorate and there will be more tears, but not forever. Jesus is coming back and the kingdom will come fully in all it’s glory. All sin, that notorious disease that haunts us and we love (!) will be over, death defeated and all tears forever put to flight. The first world has gone, the second has come.
Gods people will come down into their kingdom in breath-taking beauty and glory. They will finally enter into their destiny, to rule with Christ forever. The first set of events, known as human history, will be over, and the second things will come into their own. The first world will have passed away and the second will be here. Tears will not even be remembered and their will be no record of them in the history of that blessed place. Everything related to tears will be forgotten and have no record of why they were necessary at that olden time. The new time will be eternity forever and we will live there is great joy.
I cannot wait… rejoice now…
“Praise THE LORD! Praise, you servants of THE LORD, praise the name of THE LORD.
Blessed be the name of THE LORD, from this time forth and forevermore.
From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same, THE LORD’S name is to be praised.
THE LORD is high above all nations, his glory above the heavens.
Who is like THE LORD our God, who has his seat on high, who stoops down to see in heaven and in the earth?
He raises up the poor out of the dust. Lifts up the needy from the ash heap; that he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.
He settles the barren woman in her home, as a joyful mother of children. Praise THE LORD!”