Monday, December 28, 2009

No More Weeping

Isaiah 65:19
The voice of weeping shall be no more heard.


The glorified weep no more, for all outward a causes of grief are gone. There are no broken friendships, nor blighted prospects in heaven. Poverty, famine, peril, persecution, and slander, are unknown there. No pain distresses, no thought of death or bereavement saddens. They weep no more, for they are perfectly sanctified. No "evil heart of unbelief" prompts them to depart from the living God; they are without fault before His thrown, and are fully conformed to His image. Well may they cease to mourn who have ceased to sin. They weep no more, because all fear of change is past. They know that they are eternally secure. Sin is shut out, and they are shut in. They dwell within a city which shall never be stormed; they bask in a sun which shall never set; they drink of a river which shall never dry; they pluck fruit from a tree which shall never wither. Countless cycles may revolve, but eternity shall not be exhausted, and while eternity endures, their immortality and blessedness shall co-exist with it. They are for ever with the Lord. They weep no more, because every desire is fulfilled. They cannot wish for anything which they have not in possession. Eye and ear, heart and hand, judgment, imagination, hope, desire, will, all the faculties, are completely satisfied; and imperfect as our present ideas are of the things which God hath prepared for them that love him, yet we know enough, by the revelation of the Spirit, that the saints above are supremely blessed. The joy of Christ, which is an infinite fulness of delight, is in them. They bathe themselves in the bottomless, shoreless sea of infinite beatitude. That same joyful rest remains for us. It may not be far distant. Ere long the weeping willow shall be exchanged for the palm-branch of victory, and sorrow's dewdrops will be transformed into the pearls of everlasting bliss. "Wherefore comfort one another with these words."

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

15 comments:

Andrea said...

AMEN...isn't it awesome how our LORD turns our sorrow into joy.
Blessings, andrea

Debbie said...

Wonderful words of hope. Thank you for reminding me of what our tomorrows will one day become.

Blessings and hugs to you Cathy!

Love,
Debbie

SmilingSally said...

They are comforting words, indeed.

Adrienne said...

Wonderful post! Of course you know I love Spurgeon's writings. And the comfort of knowing there will be no more tears - no weeping - no grief - when we get to Heaven with our Father above! What a wonderful thing to remember as we walk through life. ~Adrienne~

RCUBEs said...

All those good stuff for eternity? Unfathomable!!! But that's how God's love works! Thank you for sharing this. God bless you sister. Hope all is well!

Samantha said...

Amen, so very touching, thank you for sharing this today.
Blessings to you dear friend !

Karen said...

Beautiful...I LOVED this line..."Ere long the weeping willow shall be exchanged for the palm-branch of victory, and sorrow's dewdrops will be transformed into the pearls of everlasting bliss."

Nancy said...

Very comforting, Spurgeons writing is so good.

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sis,
I love the scripture that says.. weeping may endure for the night, but Joy comes in the morning. Oh how true that is.. things somehow always seem to look better in the mornings.

Luv ya Lorie

daylily777 said...

Amen, how wonderful to know that Heaven is our Home !A beautiful description of what we have to look forward to ,Great Devotion!
Love & Blessings,
~Myrna

Aliene said...

Thanks, Cathy for posting this. It is what I needed to be reminded of since we lost five loved ones in2009. It comforts me to know that they are enjoying all the good things and all suffering is over.

Cherdecor said...

We are looking forward to that day when there will be no more sorrow or sadness. thanks, Cathy.

Peggy said...

Ohhh Cathy AMEN!!! Waiting and holding on for the day. So thankful my eternity is secured by Jesus Christ! Hosanna...raising the palm branch of victory...as He comforts me!

Lifting prayers for Denise & so many & blessing special friends like you! Giving thanks for you & our friendship!

Saija said...

Spurgeon suffered from depression, probably so that he could encourage readers years later to take heart!

many blessings to you and God bless you in 2010!!!!

jAne said...

The promise of heaven...Sweet amens to this post.