“And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘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 21:3-4.
The other day I was wrestling with the word, “eternal.” Can’t fathom it.
Today is more of similar wonderment.
God is going to live with believers. I know for sure that God isn’t going to change to accommodate that arrangement. We’ll have to change.
All things that make us ungodly will have to go. Talk about remodeling!
What I wrestle with is the end verse where it says that there will be no more mourning. I mourn over things that make me sad. One of those constant sad things is that I have relatives who have rejected God. They will not be part of the group that God will be setting His kingdom on earth for.
If I have a memory in the after-life, I would realize that they weren’t with me in the next life and I would mourn. Today’s verse, however, says that I will not be mourning. Solution? My memory of them will be erased. If God could erase the memory of my sins and consider me worthy of an after-life with Him, He could do that sort of erasing.
God runs my present and my future. He knows what He’s doing. My concerns are not His concerns. My task is to be a light for Him where I am. To be mindful of Him. To pray without ceasing.
I need to add, today, that I got an insight on what “praying without ceasing” is all about: It means that whenever we think of someone/something we need to IMMEDIATELY pray about it.
Conclusion: The details of the after-life are hard to fathom, However, since God is in charge of them, I need not worry.