Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Revelation 21:3-4 -- On Wearing the White Hats

"And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
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."
Revelation 21:3-4

This is amazing stuff.  God living with man, permanently.  And no death, sorrow, or pain.  Any one of those things is overwhelming just by itself... but we'll have them all.  Think of no more pain.  I'm sure it means all kinds, emotional, mental, spiritual, physical.  No bad back, no headaches, no old war wound, no cancer.  No sadness at the loss of a loved one, because death is gone too.  No sorrow over social inequities or suffering because those things have been solved.  No arthritis, no incurable disease, no mental instability, no rift in the heart because we aren't comfortable with who we are.  No hole in the soul because we miss something and don't know how to fill it... that was where God should be, and he is here, with us. :)  Every problem or pain we can imagine, and it will all be okay in that day.
Not that the future perfection should stop us from making things better now.  We should be the ones standing up and making a difference for good.  We should be helping and lifting and caring.  I think that the knowledge that things will be perfect someday can give us hope in the daily work.  It's always more fun to read the book or watch the movie when you know there is a happy ending.  We're in things a little more than that.  We're writing and producing some of this, and we need to take responsibility for doing our part... but even in that way, it is better.  We're living it, so it's really good that we get to peek ahead and know it isn't in the horror genre.  Instead we get to be the heroes and superheroes, overcoming obstacles and impossible odds because we are fighting on the side of good.
Let's go forward today, wearing the white hats and righting the wrongs, helping those in need, and making the world a better place.  The happy ending is coming... and we can be a part of it.

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