Fixing our eyes

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. 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 21:3-4 ESV)

This passage from Revelation breaths life to our weary souls. Our true home is with God, as he lives with us, and meets every need. The struggles of this life will have passed and God's good order will be fully unveiled. I fix my eyes to this, and know that our lives together are all the richer for the glorious day to come. These verses are motivation and relief all in one.