Broken Vessels Passing Through
Written by: Jessica Fox
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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
When I sit and really think about what Heaven will truly be like, I can’t imagine the wonderful things we may see or experience. But even though it is a subject that often baffles me, it also is a great source of hope. The hardships and pains that we experience in this world will no longer be able to harm us, and we will finally arrive safely at our forever home.
One of the parts I have come to look forward to about finally getting to heaven is that our bodies will then be made new, healed, and free of pain. The past few years I’ve really been struggling with my health to the point of no longer being able to do certain things at a moment's notice. I’ve spent countless nights wide awake and in pain. And quite a bit of time with multiple doctors.
I don’t mention these personal issues to get any kind of sympathy, but to give an example of one of the many reasons I look forward to the day we all get to join our Father. In an instant all of that pain and sickness will be gone. And even if I don’t get all the answers or a solution here on earth, I'll be made new when that day comes.
So whatever you may be experiencing today - heartache, loss, or maybe you too have a chronic illness - Please know that one day these things will be no more. We are merely broken vessels passing through on our way to our Father’s house.
1. What is the one reason you can’t wait to experience Heaven?
2. Take a moment and reflect on just how amazing those first moments will be once we arrive. How can you live in light of the hope we have in Heaven?
Dear Lord, I pray that You will help us to hold on to the hope of one day joining You in Heaven. We long for Your presence. Help us to remember that the pains of this life are only temporary and that You will never leave us or forsake us. In Jesus name, Amen.
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