“He 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.” Revelation 21:4
Yesterday this verse brought me amazing comfort but not because I read it in a study yesterday. If you have read my blog before, you know I am not a stranger to tragedy or heartache, which makes this a favorite verse of mine.
Last year on January 10th, I called my daddy in West Virginia to tell him I was on my way to see him. For those of you who don’t know, January 10th is my birthday and the 14th was my daddy’s so every year we would celebrate together. However, last year was a bit different because he was on his death-bed waiting to pass on. My sisters and I had arranged for each of us to visit him, leaving me the last so I could be with him on our birthday. Nine days later, on my daughter’s birthday the 23rd, daddy went to Heaven.
Since you now know the back story, the verse may make more sense. On a day when I wanted to celebrate and enjoy myself, I ended up thinking of him and how he knew how to make me feel valued. I went to bed crying myself to sleep until God whispered this verse into my heart to remind me that my tears won’t last forever. Even though I was daddy’s littler girl and this time of year will never be the same, I will always be His little girl and He is ready to wipe away every tear. I woke up feeling a lot better and I am hoping to cling to this feeling through the 14th and the 23rd.
If you have some time on the 14th and/or the 23rd, I would covet your prayers for me and my family. Prayerfully it will bring me comfort and remind me again that….
Revelation 21:4 will happen!
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