dec   em ber 18

Daily Reflection

revelation 21:3-4

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. 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.”

JESUS WILL COME AGAIN: To Rid the World of All Suffering

When Jesus returns, every sad thing will come to an end. All suffering will be healed, the dead will walk, and the crying that accompanied pain will be dried up. We won’t say goodbye to loved ones any longer, we will only say hello. Creation will finally behave and cancer will be solved. All of the sin that left our relationships broken will be gone, and we will live enjoying the garden we were created for.

Pray. Whether you are in a season of trial or suffering, pray. If you are experiencing the difficulties of love in a relationship, pray. If all has been taken from you, or if all you feel you have is pain, pray. Pray to God as Father, but pray also to him as King. Pray that God would use evil for good, and pray that the fruition of good would finally come. There is a garden waiting, be patient and pray.


Weeping may tarry for the night,
   but joy comes in the morning.


PSALM 30:5b


rejoice, rejoice Emmanuel
shall come to thee O Israel

O come O come Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear

O come thou dayspring come and cheer
Our spirits by thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death’s dark shadows put to flight

O come thou wisdom from on high
And order all things far and nigh
To us the path of knowledge show
And cause us in her ways to go

O come desire of nations bind
All peoples in one heart and mind
Bid envy, strife, and quarrels cease
Fill the whole world with heaven’s peace