12th July 2021

Life is messy

“…‘He will wipe 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 (NIV) 

It seems there’s always something to clean up. It also seems I’m usually the one who has to do it. Cleaning the house, washing the dishes, taking care of spills and accidents – it’s all part of life. I won’t even mention all the messes involved with babies and children. Cleaning up after them also fell to me. Sometimes I like to think I’m in good company though, as I share this chore with the greatest mess cleaner in the universe.

Humans made a mess right out of the starting gate of the paradise God created for us and we’ve continued to mess up everything since then. Over the centuries, many have tried to set things right, coming up with this solution and that, sometimes making small improvements and sometimes making it worse. We keep trying but we’ll never solve the world’s problems on our own. Only one person can do that.

Jesus will perform the ultimate cleanup of all our messes. He will make everything right – absolutely everything. “…‘He will wipe 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 NIV).

For all of us who get tired of cleaning up, we can look forward to the time when there will be no more messes of any kind because Jesus will have done it once and for all. In the meantime, I’ll just have to continue cleaning up, perhaps with a new perspective.

Study by Tammy Tkach

About the writer:
Tammy Tkach is an Associate Pastor in the Glendora, California USA congregation  and is the wife of former Grace Communion International President, Joseph Tkach. She is a speaker and writer, and publishes a blog at www.gemsofgodsgrace.wordpress.com  

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