30 Dec 2018
He Will Wipe Away the Tears
This time of year is often painted as a picture postcard time of happiness and laughter, but sadly that isn’t always the case for many people. Having been on my own for a few years now I have come to realise that some of the loneliest and saddest times take place when I am in a group of people.
Your situation may be one of loneliness, pain or bereavement right now, but remember the words of Revelation 21:4, which says:
“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
This verse says that He will wipe away our tears. I realise that the context of this chapter is one of prophecy; of things that are still to come. However, I am drawn to the fact that God, our Heavenly Father, will wipe away our tears. He knows your struggles, He sees your pain and He cares about you.
At this time of year, many people spend time thinking about their plans for the New Year or coming up with a range of resolutions that may or may not be followed. Whether you are on the mountaintop or in the valley at the moment, let’s determine to look out for those around us – those within our Christian family and outside it – who may be feeling pain, loss and loneliness. Let’s become God’s hands and reach out to give them a hug, to place an arm around the shoulders, or to ask a simple, heartfelt, “How are you?”
Pause and reflect: “Lord, give me eyes to see as You see, feet to walk in the paths You call me to, and hands that reach out to You and for You. Amen.”