Perhaps today you woke up with tears in your eyes and no desire to get up to face the world, thinking about that deep pain that something has caused you, whether the death of a loved one, the disease or any other circumstance of life. These are problems that sooner or later come to us and obviously we must be attached to some kind of promise to be able to overcome them. I hope that today you can regain breath through these words.
The Bible is full of promises for believers, real promises that God has to fulfill in due course and we must be aware of them, not to demand God, but to know what we are really waiting for and at the same time be able to rest in them. There is nothing better than resting on the promises of God, since we know that they will be fulfilled, not like those promises of men, that we do not really know if they will be fulfilled, but, when God promises, the promise is fulfilled because it is fulfilled. Glory to God!
John stated the following:
1 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.
2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.
4 ‘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.”
We live in a world full of pains, diseases, wars, enmities and a thousand other things, in a totally fallen world, a world without God. But we are not like those who live life to live it, without any sowing for eternity, we can not get used to this world, since we do not belong to it. The Bible tells us in the book of Hebrews that those great heroes of the faith did not get used to this world, because they waited in an eternal heaven. We have been promised to move from a land full of sorrows and tribulations to a new Jerusalem where we will not have the needs of this world.
Verse three is a promise that makes the sun rise for us in the midst of darkness, John says: “Behold the tabernacle of God with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God he will be with them as his God. ” A certain biblical character said: Who is man so that you can remember him? Honestly we are no one so that a God so holy and so great bows before us, however, He in his eternal love decided to dwell among us and has given us promises that one day we will always be before Him, not for a day a week, but for an eternity, is not this great?
John ends by saying that on that day God will wipe every one of the tears that we have shed, and we will no longer cry to any loved one, we will not cry anymore, we will not feel more pain, we will not have more tribulations, because those things will no longer exist , but God will be our comforter for ever and ever, our sun, our moon, our slumber, our awakening, our everything.
Simply, let’s embrace these promises together and live for eternity.