“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away” (Revelation 21:4).

Our God is the one who wipes our tears. In His sweet voice, Jesus was saying “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” and these words rang in the ears of Mary Magdalene who was weeping near the tomb. When she saw her Redeemer face to face alive, all tears disappeared. “Oh, what a great happiness and what a great joy!”

In a town, there was an elderly person. He was facing numerous problems, struggles and sorrows. With a decision to pour out all his sorrows by shedding tears he climbed over a small hillock and began to cry sitting there. Since he had been crying from there for months together, a pool of tears had been created down the pit.

The birds like crane, myna and the swan mistook it to be a real pool and began to swim and bathe in it happily. The crabs and frogs came to that pool from somewhere and made a big demonstration there. Plants with beautiful flowers came up on the bunds of the tank. The butterflies and kinds of beetles rejoiced there.

On hearing the joyful noises around him, the old man opened his eyes. With great surprise, he looked at the pool and the happy atmosphere around it. Thus, the shedding of tears stopped in him.

At the time of tears, there is a comfort for you. Since Jesus Christ is alive, he will change all your tears and worries. You will meet Jesus Christ face to face. Call Him with love “Amen! Come, Jesus.”

“….for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes” (Revelation 7:17). “He will swallow up death forever and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces; the rebuke of His people He will take away from all the earth; for the Lord has spoken” (Isaiah 25:8).

During the times of tests, struggles and loss, the friends of Job made fun of him instead of consoling him. This act of his friends multiplied his sorrows. Job had to face suffering after suffering losing his wealth, children and the health also in the process and when mockery and reproach were added, it was unbearable to him. He came up to God with tears.

Dear children of God, here, the promise of God comes to you. “I will rejoice in Jerusalem and joy in my people; the voice of weeping shall no longer be heard in her, nor the voice of crying” (Isaiah 65:19).

To meditate: “Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy” (Psalm 126:5).

Daily BreadJoshua Jebadurai