10. "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)
This is not all there is. One day our tears will be wiped away. Our pain will be completely gone. There will be no more sorrow, no more goodbyes. God will put death to death.
It’s hard for us to imagine, but it’s also wonderful. It means we will be reunited with those we’ve had to say goodbye to. No longer will cancer and other diseases exist. The things that came and robbed us of those we love will be gone.
Our little granddaughter died at only 14 months old. She had Trisomy 18. But one day there won’t be Trisomy 18. One day.
Father God, I pray for this grieving one. I pray that you would comfort them with the comfort you give. I pray that you would send supportive people into their life, so they know that they don’t have to carry this burden alone. But mostly, I pray that they sense your presence. Help them to meditate on what is true. Help them to know that you are God and you care deeply for them. So much, that you are saving each little tear they shed. I pray this in Jesus’ precious and holy name. Amen.
Anne Peterson is a poet, speaker and published author of 14 books. She is a regular contributor to Crosswalk. Anne’s tagline is "Life is hard, so I write words to make it softer." Having lost her mother, her father, and 3 of her siblings and most recently her baby granddaughter, Anne is well acquainted with grief. She wants those in grief to know they are not alone. Sign up to join her newsletter and as a bonus receive her free Ebook, Helping Someone in Grief: 17 Things You Need to Know. You can connect with Anne on her website, Facebook page, and on Medium.
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