“For the lamb on the throne will be their Shepherd. he will lead them to springs of life-giving water. And God will wipe every tear from their eyes…There will be no more death or mourning or or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” (Rev 7:17,21:4).
I am following the Shepherd. I have spent many years in the valley and I have spent many years basking in the glorious light of the mountain. I know more valley’s are ahead of me…death is inevitable, as is my own. I cannot begin to express in words the joy and anticipation I feel for the day I will finally see the One who I have been listening to, trusting in and receiving from in the dark. This will be the day when all of my questions are answered and the day when I will be comforted one final glorious time. The day when my tears will once and for all be wiped away and when I will finally see the look in His eyes, the one He always gave me, the one that the veil of earth prevented me from seeing. They will be eyes which reveal grief, tenderness, compassion, comfort and love. But perhaps I am most eager to see His look of joy when I embrace my Anna for the first living time…and never ever will I have to let go.