A New Dawn

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 NKJV


Midweek thoughts


This weekend my family will gather to finally bury my uncle.  There has been a great deal of loss over the last year and a half for my family, as well as many other families out there.  It’s never easy to lose someone we love.  A piece of our heart goes with them and leaves a hole that aches. 

Like so many other things in life, it’s like a roller coaster ride.  Ups and downs, peaks and valleys.  One day we are riding high and feeling like ourselves again.  The next, we are down in the pit of despair.  Once again feeling sad and hopeless.

It’s normal and to be expected to ride this roller coaster of emotions.  No one likes it but we still get on board.  I have found that in the times where I am in the dark, turning to my Heavenly Father pulls me back out.  His love, His word, His promise. 

God will take away death and sorrow.  He will take away pain.  All the things of this world will go away, pass away, and we will be left with God’s Holy Kingdom.  He will make all things new.  What wonderful promises!

Knowing that my uncle no longer has any pain, he feels nothing and knows nothing, and when Jesus returns will be resurrected with all the members of his family is a wonderful promise that makes it possible for me to smile in the dawn.

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