MOURNING WILL CEASE
Sarah lived 127 years; these were the years of the life of Sarah. And Sarah died at Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went in to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her. —Genesis 23:1-2
The death of Sarah was about 4000 years ago. Think of all the mourning that has taken place from that time until now because of all the deaths that have occurred since then. That is a lot of heartache, a lot of tears, a lot of loss…
Death entered the human race when sin entered through the disobedience of Adam and Eve. But “The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work” (I John 3:8) and “that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil—and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death” (Hebrews 2:14-15). Now “the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23) and “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:13).
Yes, there has been and is much mourning because of death. Even in our brief lives we have experienced many tears because of death. But there is coming a time when our Lord will “make all things new” (Revelation 21:5). At that time “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the former things have passed away” (Revelation 21:4). Wow… think on that! That is where our home is. It is with Jesus and all who love Him together in that glorious place!
So, are you discouraged? Saddened? Mourning? Think about how the ending of our story here on earth in this life is going to end. We will be finally home… finally… hallelujah! “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast and immovable. Always excel in the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain” (I Corinthians 15:58).
Dear Father in Heaven I am so glad to know Jesus and to know what is in my future. Thank You for the glory ahead. Until then may I live faithfully for You in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus. May it be so. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdOOxuQii_s