“There is coming a day, when no heart aches shall come, no more clouds in the sky, no more tears to dim the eye,
all is peace forever more, on that happy golden shore, what a day, glorious day that will be. What a day that will be, when my Jesus I shall see, and I look upon His face, the One who saved me by His grace; when He takes me by the hand, and leads me through the Promised Land, what a day, glorious day that will be.” The only thing I could add to that song is Amen!
If you’ve spent any time on earth you’ve begun to grow weary. The older one gets, the wearier. Children want to live forever, because they’ve not experienced the pain of this world. We all suffer the same woes-give or take. We all have lost people: parents, children, siblings, grandparents, coworkers and dear friends; some natural, but others to disease or tragedy. Young and old have succumbed to the scourge of this world. Each time I read my quarterly fraternal magazine, I find I’ve lost some of my band of brothers. I know that I will be in that publication someday. The days on earth grow sadder; humanly speaking. Who of us hasn’t lost a dear pet? I had more feelings for some of them then I did for some humans!
I tell the joke about the preacher who yelled, “If you want to go to Heaven say Amen!” He repeated about four times. Realizing one old boy was not amening he asked, “Don’t you want to go?” He answered, “Well yes, but I thought you were getting up a trip to go right now!” Sure I, like you, would like to live a long life with my loved ones, but I hope the bus is idling. You see Revelation 19 is what we believers are waiting for. It is when we realize we have slipped the surly bonds of a sin-sick world and are in the presence of our Lord!
Scripture says it best, “And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.” (Rev. 19:6-9). AMEN!