Tuesday, March 22, 2016
"I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape." -- Charles Dickens
You know how people like to say;
"Everything's going to be alright."
"Things will get better."
Sometimes people will even promise that.
Well, that's not always true in this world.
Sometimes nothing is alright.
Sometimes things won't get better in this life.
Sometimes the world will be a volcano.
And some people will get burned in the hot, fiery embers.
And sometimes all the burns won't be healed.
In this life.
sadness might swallow them.
They may have trouble fully letting go of it.
In this life.
So, these cliches, they may seem a bit annoying.
How're you going to promise a cancer patient that she will be alright when you don't know if she will be here in this life?
In this world?
How're you going to tell a homeless person that things will get better when that person could spend the rest of their life homeless?
We don't know if things will get better or everything is going to be alright during our stay here on earth.
The good news is;
The things of this earth will not be the things of Heaven.
"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.”
-- Revelation 21:4
Our life here might not go okay, there may be many many pain and suffering for us to face.
But in Heaven, everything is going to be alright.
Things will be way better.
For those who accept Jesus Christ as their Savior who died on the cross to take away our sins that condemns us, we will be okay and things will get better for us in Heaven.
But, don't promise us a better life on earth.
Because earth is not our home and our life on earth is always going to be tainted with sadness, suffering and sin.
So, it's not comforting to tell me that my life here is going to be okay.
I know it might not be.
But the beautiful thing is I have hope that is eternal and my mind is set on things above and my soul does not belong to this earth.
So I rest in that.
Not a better life on earth.
A better life in Heaven.