Only Heaven, Only Jesus

Some cuts are deeper than can be healed in this temporary world. Instead they scab over only to break open again and again. It is not that Jesus lacks the power to heal nor does this temporary world stop him from healing. Rather, his love for us compels him to leave us with some hurts to fit us for heaven. Through these hurts we are taught a dependence on Jesus that can only be learned in this way. Through these enduring hurts we are taught the enduring love of Jesus that comforts us. Through the depths of these hurts we are taught the heights of the presence of Jesus, who will one day soon wipe away all our tears. These cuts, too deep for healing now, will be healed by the powerful presence of Jesus Christ. Oh how great is our Savior! The One from whom all our hurts will one day flee.

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” – Revelation 21:3-5