Our text will come from Revelation 21:4. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
This is in honor of a dear friend that has just passed on to be with the Lord. He was a gentle soul and loved the Lord and was very much a family man.
He enjoyed very much coming to church and Bible study as his health would allow because he suffered with heart and lung problems. I think he had only 30% lung capacity. Because of this he suffered with anxiety and had trouble with stairs and walking as you might imagine. For the last 8 to 10 years he suffered with these issues. Now he has gone home and now he is free at last. Free from heart issues. Free from breathing issues. Free from anxiety and free at last from any limitations his body had in this life. His body will be laid to rest today but he is far from resting now. He is praising and thanking God for his full, abundant, and eternal life. I’m sure his running up and down the courts of Heaven and running up the steps to the throne of God to give thanks for his unhindered and unlimited abilities.
As I prepare to attend his funeral today (the fourth this year) I am reminded of our text.
May we never forget Revelation 21:4 because it will come to pass just as the Lord said.
Even so, come, Lord Jesus.