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“Look! I am creating new heavens and a new earth, and no one will even think about the old ones anymore. Be glad; rejoice forever in my creation! And look! I will create Jerusalem as a place of happiness. Her people will be a source of joy. I will rejoice over Jerusalem and delight in my people. And the sound of weeping and crying will be heard in it no more.
These verses remind us of the first four verses of Revelation 21. God's plan for a place with no tears is not a new one. It will be like the Garden of Eden before sin entered the heart of man.
If you were blessed to have a peaceful and safe childhood, you might think about the time before you knew that there was evil in the world. You could not imagine anything other than the safety you experienced with your family. And whatever wickedness you knew about was always conquered by good. Imagine that peace and security multiplied by a million and you will touch the edge of what Heaven will be like!
In this world of terrible troubles and escalating turmoil, followers of Jesus need to continually remind each other of what is coming, and may be coming very soon! There will be a sudden end to the trouble. And there will be a sudden beginning of Eternity with Jesus in Heaven! Let your mind dwell on that marvelous truth!
"Lord Jesus, do come quickly and take us to be with You forever. I am so looking forward to the place You are preparing which will have no tears! And may You Lord Jesus be praised forever. Amen."