“And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. 4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.’
5 Then He who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’” Revelation 21:3-5
Hallelujah! Again, God is saying He will wipe our tears! Do you know what that means to someone like me who lives with chronic pain? With many, many tears?
In the Old Testament, the tabernacle was the earthly house that God lived in. In the book of Exodus, God gave Moses and the Israelites very specific instructions on how to build it. Because the Israelites were traveling through the wilderness, this large “house of God” was able to be moved from one place to another while the people traveled. But not just anyone could go into the house of God. Specifically, the Holy of Holies, where God's presence literally dwelled, was only accessible to ONE man: the High Priest.
So in Revelation 21:3 we read that the tabernacle of God (His home) is now with MEN! God Himself will dwell with us! He will be with us. He will be our God. And He WILL wipe our tears.
I have had this disease called Myasthenia Gravis for over 20 years now. I was 25 when I had my first symptom. It has taken a lot from me.
But one thing it can NEVER take from me is the hope I have. Hope for a future, in heaven, with God…