This could be me this past week. I am rarely sick but this cold has been a challenge to the kleenex! The trash overflows and so do I. I cannot complain too much as a cold is a small thing when compared to more serious illness. Even so, going through boxes of tissues is hard on the nose. I am resolved to buy the better softer brand for the next time!
There will be a next time. But our verse for today describes a day when there will be no need for tissues. There will be no illness of any kind. There will be no pain or death, no separation or sadness. Anything and everything that provokes tears will be gone forever! What an incredible thought!
I love this verse as the Lord is intimately involved in erasing our sadness. He Himself gets close and personal. He takes it on Himself to wipe those tears from our eyes. And once His loving powerful hands dry our face, those tears never return. I can just imagine His look of infinite tenderness as He does this. He knows all about tears. His soul was overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death in the garden of Gethsemane. He endured that horrible time of suffering in order to “swallow up death forever” for you and me.
Heaven is going to be a noisy place! Those who sow a lifetime of tears will reap with songs of joy! (Psalm 126:5) Cries of anguish will be replaced with melodies of joy. He has promised.
Thank you Lord, that You will personally dry my tears.