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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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Today’s scripture reading:
God will provide for his children’s needs in their eternal home where there will be no hunger, thirst, or pain, and He will wipe away all tears. When you are suffering or torn apart by sorrow, take comfort in this promise of complete protection and relief.
In these verses we see the believers finally with God in heaven. All who have been faithful through the ages are singing before God’s throne. Their tribulations and sorrows are over; no more tears for sin, for all sins are forgiven; no more tears for suffering, for all suffering is over; no more tears for death, for all believers have been resurrected to die no more. (NLT)
Revelation 7:9-17 – After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white and held palm branches in their hands. And they were shouting with a mighty shout, “Salvation comes from our God on the throne and from the Lamb!”
And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living beings. And they fell face down before the throne and worshiped God. They said, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and strength belong to our God forever and forever. Amen!”
Then one of the twenty-four elders asked me, “Who are these who are clothed in white? Where do they come from?”
And I said to him, “Sir, you are the one who knows.”
Then he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb and made them white. That is why they are standing in front of the throne of God, serving him day and night in his Temple. And he who sits on the throne will live among them and shelter them. They will never again be hungry or thirsty, and they will be fully protected from the scorching noontime heat. For the Lamb who stands in front of the throne will be their Shepherd. He will lead them to the springs of life-giving water. And God will wipe away all their tears.”
Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right.” –Acts 10:34-35 (NIV)
Marian Turnbull (Liverpool, England) titled her story “ALL GOD’S CHILDREN;” here is a portion of Marian’s story:
“. . . Margaret had always loved children, and in some sense she would have considered each person there her child. She mothered her biological children and was the beloved foster mother of many. With her husband, Vic, she gave these children a loving Christian home. . . .
“. . . Surely it will be like that when we meet around God’s throne, but at that time the mourning will be gone. And what a diverse crowd we will be – children of the same Father but from every tribe and nation, all coming to love and worship our loving God!”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – How can I embrace my heavenly family here on earth?
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for offering your love and salvation to each of us, your children, without preference or judgment. Amen.
To read the rest of the story in The Upper Room, click on the following link: http://devotional.upperroom.org/