Just imagine a day when every tear will be wiped from your eyes – a day when there will be no more pain, no more crying, no more death anymore!!  

All that is dark will be made light.  All sadness will be turned to joy.  All discouragement and despair will be transformed into hope.  

This is heaven. This is the place for which we were created. This is the place that God has prepared for us from the beginning.  Do you believe that?  

This is the place that God has prepared us for from the beginning.  

Everything that is torn, divided, confused, strayed … will be restored, once and for all.  

May the Lord use this season as a winnowing fork in his hand, separating that which will pass away from that which will abide forever.  And may our longing for this glorious day drive us to live in such a way so as to hasten its coming.

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.  No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him.  They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.  There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.  

Revelation 22:1-5 NIV

Dave Quintana is currently the presiding elder of the Servants of the Word, a missionary brotherhood of men living single for the Lord, and a member of the executive council of the Sword of the Spirit. He currently lives in Lansing MI, USA. Taken from Living Bulwark. Used with permission.