I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!”
Jesus Won the Victory
Individuals with dark hearts set off explosions that kill and maim and injure dozens of people. Flooding destroys farmland and cripples a local economy. A distracted driver loses control and runs down a young student… Sometimes it seems that everywhere we turn we find destruction and heartache in our world.
What a beautiful comfort it is to know that one day that will all change. One day our all-powerful and living Savior will make everything new.
Right now, sin, death, and the devil have a firm hold on this world. We see the effects of their devastating attacks all around us. The war is fierce, and at times it certainly seems as though evil is winning. In the end, however, Jesus is victorious.
In fact, the victory has already been won. When Jesus died on the cross for our sins, Satan’s power to accuse and condemn us was destroyed. His accusations are empty because our sin has been removed by the blood of Jesus. When he rose from the grave, he destroyed the power of death. That powerful enemy no longer has the ability to terrify us because we know that we who believe in Jesus as our Savior will live just as he does.
In the end, the victory Jesus won will be fully experienced by all who believe in him. In heaven, all of the evils of this world will not even be a distant memory—they will be gone forever. None of the things that cause pain and heartache will pass through the gates of heaven. There will be no more tears because every reason for crying will have been removed.
We can persevere through all the hardships of this world with our eyes focused on Jesus. He has won the victory for us, and one day, he will make everything new.
Lord Jesus, lift my eyes from the pain of this world to see the victory you have won for me. Help me to look forward with eager anticipation to the glory of my heavenly home where everything will be made new. Amen.
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Source: WELS Devotions