“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
When I first thought about God wiping away our tears at the end of the age, I thought of Him wiping away tears that have been born of our struggling and the strife that we endured while on earth, the trials and suffering that we went through.
Then the other day I was listening to Larry Randolph preaching on God’s conspiracy of kindness (haha) and he suggested that the reason we will be in tears when we come before God in Heaven is that we will see the life we could have lived and the things we could have achieved for His glory at our full potential at every moment. We will see what we could have been and could have done if we had had the courage and faith to step out and claim it.
I don’t want to settle for bread crumbs when I can have the whole loaf. Actually, the whole bakery. Nah, even more than that. “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.”