When a Christian loved one dies we weep. When our Lord’s beloved friend Lazarus died Jesus wept at the grave John 11:35. Weeping is a natural exercise in certain situations and when those times come upon us we should not hold back the tears. Tears are therapeutic and assist us in situations where we have received shocking news.
Instead of the biblical writers merely telling God’s people they shall be happy and rejoice in heaven, the picture is given of the Lord wiping away all the tears of His children. Such a tender picture of our heavenly Father’s intimacy with His beloved children is very moving and is a beautiful portrait to hold near when we go through challenging situations.
We realize that in this life we are not promised an easy ride to heaven so when the road is rough we remember that there is a wonderful day coming when our heavenly Father will take us up in His arms and tenderly wipe the tears away and put eternal peace and joy in our hearts.
Remember our Lord’s words so long ago in the synagogue in Nazareth quoted Isaiah when He said, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me…he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted…”
With such gentle words being uttered by the Saviour does this not amplify His invitation when He said, “Come to me all you who are burdened and heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me for I am meek and lowly in heart and you shall find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Come to this eternally glorious and Good Shepherd today and receive from His generous hand all you need for today, tomorrow and forever. Why do you wait?
Come to the Saviour all,
what’er your burdens be
Hear now His loving call,
“Cast all your care on me.”
Come and for every grief,
in Jesus you will find,
A sure and safe relief,
a loving Friend and kind.
Come, and come now.