Can you describe the feeling of hope to see a loved one you haven’t seen for so long? The feeling is one of great anticipation, and especially if that someone’s coming will bring endless happiness. That is the sure hope we Christians have for the second coming of our Lord Jesus; in that all our pain and suffering will be gone because Jesus will take it all away.
Revelation 21:3-4 (NIV) says: “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. 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”.
In such a cruel world as the one we live in today, we are comforted by Revelation 21:3-4. So that no matter what we are going through now, it’s not the last deal; God has written the final chapter and He will make all things new for those of us who love Him. But for anyone who does not love the Lord and continues to live in sin, that person is cursed (1 Corinthians 16:22).
We know that eternity with God will be more wonderful than we can ever imagine. Titus 2:11-13 (NLT) says; “For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people. And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God, while we look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed”.
I am especially waiting to meet Jesus. Are you too?