This could be me this past week. The tears have been flowing freely at the death of my Mother. With all the tissue I have used, the trash overflows and so do I. I know she is with the Lord and free from pain, but for me the pain of separation is just beginning. But despite the tears, my heart is at peace with His promises and reassurances.
Today’s verse describes a day when there will be no more 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.