Every Tear Wiped Away

Author: Abby Ciona — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: May 1, 2020

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Every Tear Wiped Away

As I looked through a science textbook recently, I noticed an article in the biology section on a great unsolved mystery of science: death. And I realized this is a subject that scientists—and the rest of us—can’t truly understand unless we look to the Bible, the true words of our Creator. God created us in His image, to be with Him forever. Death is not natural; it is a result of sin, which twists and breaks everything it touches. Therefore, we aren’t made to experience death.We feel it when we lose someone we love or see a friend who is suffering. We wonder why we have to go through all this pain. Jesus experienced death too—just look at when He found out His friend Lazarus had died. Jesus wept. He wept for the thing that caused death in the first place: our sin. He knows what it’s like to lose those He loves, and He doesn’t want it to be this way either. But there’s one more thing: Jesus gives life. He died for us but He didn’t stay dead. He rose again, defeating death once and for all. For Christians, death is not the end of the story; Jesus is coming back to destroy all of sin’s awful effects (1 Corinthians 15:20-28; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). Does this mean we will never mourn death as believers? No. We will still feel the pain and sorrow of death until Jesus destroys it, but because we know Him, we have hope in His promise that we will live forever with Him and His people. Someday, there will be no more sorrow, and He will wipe away every tear. • Abby Ciona • Job was a man who faced extreme trials, suffering, and loss. Read Job 19:25-27. Where was Job’s hope in the midst of his grief? • Read Psalm 56:8 and 1 Peter 5:7. Does God care about our hurts? • Read Hebrews 4:14-16. As Christians, why can we approach God with our every hurt? • How can you encourage a friend experiencing loss or a difficult time? But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. Romans 8:10 (NIV)

Read Verses:

John 11:1-44; Revelation 21:4