"He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken." - Isaiah 25:8
When we were young, we foolishly thought that we would live forever. Then we experienced our first loss of a friend or family member. Death became a cruel reality and we knew that it was only a matter of time for us. But, what if there could be no more death?
Well, "the Lord has spoken". Long before our Savior's birth, the promise was made... "He will swallow up death forever". Just imagine, the sting of the grave gone and no more tears. Centuries of sorrow have passed and we continue to suffer such grief, but the day is coming when there will be no more death.
In the very last book of the Bible, the apostle John is given a vision of things to come..."And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:3-4) Be encouraged my friend, a new day is coming!