This afternoon my heart was sad as I heard of someone I know's death.
So very sad.
But this morning I had been reading about Heaven.
I had been thinking about how much we all longed to be there....
....and how wonderful it would be.
"For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God." ~Romans 8:18
Today we suffer. Today we will watch friends and family die. The creation will groan and cry and moan. And we will die a little bit with each painful process.
Yet this isn't the end of the story.
" No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord." ~Romans 8:37-39
Even though life hurts, He still loves us. He's going to carry us through this painful process of life, and then, when we are finished, He is going to reveal to us great, beautiful Glory that we can't even imagine.
I feel confident that as we enter the Gates of Heaven, every tear we've ever cried will suddenly vanish so far out of our memories the pain seems non-existent.
I wait eagerly for that moment.