“Now the dwelling of God is with people, and he will live with them…The will wipe away 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.” Revelation 21:4
Have you ever received a comforting word from another person during a difficult time in your life? Maybe it was during a season of loss or one of great heartache. Paul tells us that the Thessalonian believers needed similar comfort. Death had visited the church at Thessalonica. However, Paul wanted those who remained to experience hope in the fact that they were going to see those who had died once again when Jesus Christ returns (1 Thess. 4:13-17). Here's the point - one day all things will be made right. In heaven, there will be no more death, crying, or sin. In the meantime, we are to point our brothers and sisters in Christ to the glorious future God has in store for those who love Him.
Who has God brought to mind who needs a comforting word?