This past Sunday I sang a solo in church and was hoping to have a video of it but I forgot to charge my cameras batteries. I’m going to post David Phelps version which inspired me to sing this song. This song really made me cry and study Revelation 21 &22. These scriptures have given me renewed strength in my present suffering and struggles.
I gave out to each person in the congregation a keepsake of this song and in it I wrote the words below:
There is a big connection for us to our God because of Jesus dying on the cross and His suffering. This sacrificial act helps us to feel that God knows what we’re going through in our difficulties and we feel closer to Him because of this. This makes our relationship with Him very intimate (marked by a very close personal association). He is an intimate God and we His creations need to feel this special bond with Him. In Revelation 21:4 it says “He will wipe away our tears”…how sensual is that? He Himself will be with us! His name will be on our foreheads! I will be His…forever! The most personal thing I will experience with Him is I will see His face…I will see the love of my life. Every need we have ever needed to be accepted and to be loved will be met by looking at God face to face.
I’ll see pure love looking back at me and I’ll experience the greatest form of love that I could ever imagine! We have experienced the Holy Spirit in our life because He came to live inside of us upon our salvation experience, but we will experience God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit all at the same time and live with them forever!! Wow! So when this life seems to be too much for me….I’ll read this note I wrote and I’ll rejoice in all I have to look forward to and this will keep me refreshed and motivated to run my race and endure in my suffering!
I’m posting this because I pray that it will encourage others to hold on through all the difficulties that this life can bring because God has promised His children this:
1Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3And 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. 4He 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.”