Lately, I’ve been seeing and reading about and hearing a lot of sadness. In fact, it seems that most of the news is sad news.
But rather than getting me discouraged, it gives me hope.
I know that one day there won’t be any more sadness. I know for a fact that one day God will wipe every tear from every eye and there won’t be any more sickness or suffering or death. No cancer. No strokes. No infant mortality. No dementia.
I believe as firmly as the air that I breathe that one day God will make all things new and right and whole again. When Jesus comes back, He won’t turn this world upside down, but will turn this upside down world right-side up again.
For those who belong to Jesus, we don’t have to grieve like those who don’t have hope. We have a hope that never fades or fails and that never perishes We have the promises of God that are certain and true as the God who made them.
In the meantime, we have a God of all comfort whose peace transcends human understanding and who walks with us through the deepest darkest valley imaginable.
Come, Lord Jesus, come. Make our faith sight and our hope reality.