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.
By David Wilkerson
According to John, tears simply won’t exist in heaven.
Likewise, there will be no more funeral parlors, caskets or cemeteries. Why? “There shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying” (21:4). Think of it: no more standing in front of caskets, grieving for lost loved ones. No more sorrow, crying or mourning, because in heaven we will never die. Once we have been raised up from the earthly grave by Christ’s resurrection power, we can never die again.
I’m reminded of a mother and her disabled daughter who visited our church. This woman’s son had committed suicide after seven years of enduring excruciating pain that no doctor could diagnose. During that time, he had to take heavy narcotics just so he could endure each day. The source of his pain was never found.
Now the daughter is showing the same symptoms. She is a gifted dancer and a brilliant student, who won honors and was offered scholarships. But her condition has so deteriorated that she is in constant, excruciating pain.
Like her brother, this young woman lives with such a high degree of pain that doctors say it measures “fourteen on a scale of ten.” She was told the narcotic she would need for the pain would have to be so strong, it would kill her within months.
I rejoice that a glorious day is coming when this young woman will never again know pain.