By Katelyn S. Bolds, Staff Member
“‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4 (NIV)
This life is full of pain. Just turn on the news, and I’m sure you’ll find something to cry about. This week has been especially tragic. We can fight about preventing violence, how we could’ve seen it coming, and the reasons why things like this happen, but the fact of the matter is, we live in a fallen and broken world that cannot be fixed.
When the end comes, we will be saved from the sin and pain of this world. This world will die away and the old order of sin will be broken. He will wipe away our tears and there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain. Hold that truth close to your heart today.
Forgiveness through Christ Jesus does not require us to be perfect people, just for us to recognize that we are broken and need his help. Cry out to Jesus today for yourself and those around you who are hurting because of the sin and brokenness in this world. Pray for those who do not know him and cling to what we know to be true–this pain is temporary.
Prayer: Dear God, please help our broken world. Thank you for dying for our sins and proving a salvation for those who choose to accept it. Please help me be a missionary for you in my day to day life. Amen.