Day Five: Wipe Away the Tears

Isaiah 25:7-8 (NIV)7 On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations;8 he will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth. The Lord has spoken.

Take a look at this painting by John August Swanson, “Take Away the Stone.”

Note the beauty of the colors. Take a moment to reflect on how Jesus has removed the shroud of death from our lives. Jesus being the great I am, has compassion for you, sincerely cares for you. He is moved to tears for you. Let’s experience Jesus as the resurrection and the life today, as he wipes the tears from our faces. Our only response is to rejoice because of what he has done for us.

Let’s pray: Lord, you remove the shroud of death from our lives. We come to you today with the tears in our lives, and we receive your compassion once again. We confess that we do not have your tears for others as we should, but we ask that you would give us your tears for this generation. May others we are reaching out to experience you removing the shroud of death in their lives. May you wipe away their tears. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Let’s worship to the song: “Another in the Fire” by Hillsong United.

-MR

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