He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4
Often we get caught up in life’s struggles. We really have no choice but to address what is happening in our lives and in the world. We must hold ourselves responsible. We are living in this world, citizens of this country and citizens of a heavenly kingdom. Therefore we are responsible for our fellow man. We cannot take Cain’s attitude and say, “Am I my brother’s keeper”? (Genesis 4:9)The answer is yes.
Jesus made us responsible when he commanded us to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick and the imprisoned.(Matthew 25:31-46) He also holds us responsible when he says “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19)
Therefore we are allowed to get “caught up” in the world’s problems and challenges from time to time. However as Christians we have a secret weapon. We have a hope that keeps us from just losing it when the whole world seems to have gone crazy. We know some day we are going home.
We are going where there will be no more tears, no death and no pain. (Revelation 21:4) We will live in a city whose beauty will surpass anything we have ever seen. (Revelation 21:18 ) All the problems of this world will not enter and we will be with God for all eternity. (Revelation 22:1-5)
Jesus instructs us not to worry for we have a secure place in heaven. A place built for us. (John 14:1-3) Soon enough we will be reunited with him. This is why we are told to build our treasures in heaven “where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal.” (Matthew 6:19-21) We do this by living our lives submitted to the commandments of Jesus.
There is plenty going on in our lives and in the world to rightfully fill us with grief. We should remain active in the world doing all we can to make it better. However when those moments come that nothing seems to be working it is wise to remember, we will be going to a better place. Soon enough we will be in paradise with our Lord. We will not take this attitude to give up, but only to encourage ourselves to soldier on!
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