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.
Our daughter came home from school and asked for tape that would not hurt her bedroom door. A few hours later, we noticed what she had taped to the door. It was written in marker on construction paper, and it was words from the last book of the Bible, Revelation. Her sign said, “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain.”
It touched us that out of all the Bible passages she could have chosen, our daughter chose this one. She felt things deeply, both good and bad, and we knew she did not enjoy crying when bad things happened. Because she knew Jesus, because she knew she was going to heaven, she was already looking forward to a place without crying and tears.
Later she asked us an interesting question. “Could someone sin in heaven and start all of the pain all over again?” We reassured her that the passage taped to her bedroom door was God’s promise that it would not be like that. “There will be no more death.”
Right now, there is a certain order of things. People die, and people mourn. But a day is coming when the old order of things will pass away, and there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain. God speed that day.
Lord, lead me through this world of tears to the place where I will simply rejoice in your presence. Amen.