No More Tears

no more tearsAnd 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.  Revelations 21:4  (NKJV)

Joel loves his bath time.  Every night after dinner he points to the bathroom, announcing, “Baaa.”  He really needs a bath after wearing his soup bowl or finger-painting with pasta sauce.

Joel has many favorite toys he plays with in the tub, but lately he has chosen an empty bottle of Johnson’s baby bath.  He takes the lid on and off, dumping and pouring water again and again.

One evening Joel was studying his empty soap bottle, pointing out the pink tear drop to me.  Inside the teardrop is Johnson’s famous promise, “NO MORE TEARS.”  We are very thankful for their no tear shampoo.

This got me thinking about the One who promises “NO MORE TEARS” for eternity.  No tears, sadness or death.  Can you imagine?  No sin.  No people upset.  No wrong words or hurt relationships.  No abuse or pain or addictions.  None of the trials we have in this world.  No financial struggles. No cancer.  No losing babies.  No broken families.  NO MORE TEARS!

Author Max Lucado describes it like this:
“John says that someday God will wipe away your tears.  The same hands that stretched the heavens will touch your cheeks.  The same hands that formed the mountains will caress your face.  The same hands that curled in agony as the Roman spike cut through will someday cup your face and brush away your tears.  Forever.” (From The Applause of Heaven by Max Lucado)

When we take a bath in the Living Water, we are baptized into new life with Christ.  We claim NO MORE TEARS for eternity.  What a heavenly promise for all to embrace!  I look forward to that wonderful day!

Thank you, dearest Jesus for Your promise of NO MORE TEARS!

Today’s TEA CUPP:    Draw a tear-drop shape in your prayer journal today and write the promise from Revelations 21:4.  If you are going through a really tough time, perhaps you’d like to post this promise on your bathroom mirror, right near your bottle of shampoo (that’s what I’m going to do today!).

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  (NKJV)Johnson's Baby Wash

New King James Version (NKJV)The Holy Bible, New King James Version Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.



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