No More Tears

November 23, 2013


my hope Christmas

SCRIPTURE

But now there is a veil covering all nations and people. This veil is called “death.” But death will be destroyed forever. And the Lord God will wipe away every tear from every face. In the past, all of his people were sad, but God will take away that sadness from the earth. All of this will happen because the Lord said it would.

~Isaiah 25:7-8, ERV

QUOTE

Heaven is not here, it’s There. If we were given all we wanted here, our hearts would settle for this world rather than the next. God is forever luring us up and away from this one, wooing us to Himself and His still invisible Kingdom, where we will certainly find what we so keenly long for.

~Elisabeth Elliot

COMMENTARY

This has been one of those weeks that makes us long for Jesus return and heaven. The physical death of a 38 and 39 year old; a 47 year old in critical condition and a very young grandmother dying of cancer. We weep with those who weep. We have grieving parents and grieving children. What do you say to a child that loses his/her mom or dad? How do we comfort a parent that stand over a child wishing they could take the illness upon themselves. One thing is certain, all this grief and sorrow destroys our love for this world and it arouses our hope for heaven.

EXTRA

I’ve been asking you to pray for Penny Hazel; she is a precious woman who has that very rare gift of making you feel good about yourself. She is a refreshing spirit. Penny got more bad news yesterday and really took a turn for the worse as the day unfolded. Penny is Tony Smallwood’s sister. I got to speak with her briefly last night but she was in a lot of pain and could barely hold her eyes open. I called Sandra a little after lunch and she said Dana was about the same. Then while I was at the Hazels, we got word about Brian Randolph’s heart attack. I liked Brian. He was the kind of young man that it would be hard not to like. I can never remember one time when he was disrespectful to me. I always pulled for Bryan in high school. He played end on the football team and center on basketball. He never started in basketball but he was a good 6th man. He gave it all he had and I thought he always displayed a good attitude. Brian comes from a good and hard working family–a family that has always been good to the Bailey’s. Our hearts go out to Randolph family.

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