Monday, July 14, 2014

He Will Wipe Away Every Tear

Revelation 21:4 He will wipe away 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. 

The thought of no more pain in particular, in this season of my life, gives me the hope to press through the pain in life. I have often been in so much pain that tears start flowing and my prayers become desperate pleas. The Lord gets me through it each time. What really got me in reading this verse this time around is the fact that he will wipe away every tear. I had a visual in my mind of Jesus sitting beside me with a tissue in hand wiping my tears away forever. What does that say about our Lord? The words love and compassion come to mind first but also tenderness and gentleness. How many times has anyone wiped away my tears? Probably not since childhood but I have no distinct memory of it. The act of wiping away tears is figuratively like they are trying to take away the pain and hurt. Jesus will literally wipe our tears away and they will be no more. Now that is hope with a big dose of LOVE!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Wash Your Robes

God is so awesome. This morning my husband said he had washed and bleached our white robes which were so in need of washing. They had been on top of the washing machine for the last month or so. So, I look at the memory verse for today on memory verse plan and it is saying blessed are those who wash their robes. I think we often just like we did with our physical robes, put them out to wash but procrastinate or let the things of life distract us from putting our focus on God. We need to be washing our robes daily, even continually as sin will always be making its way onto our robes. Lord, forgive me for my lack of focus on you. Purify my heart and draw me closer to you that I will begin to come to you always for everything. Amen.
Revelation: 22:14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.