Isaiah 23, 24, 25
Focus Verse: He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken. – Isaiah 25:8
This is a passage of Scripture that never fails to give me hope – hope for humanity and hope for the future.
Our world is broken beyond repair and full of hurting people. The curse of sin eats away at dreams, faith, love, and life. Everything is deteriorating, withering, and languishing. Everyone is mourning, suffering, and sighing in some way. Nothing is how it should be. Nothing is how God originally created it to be.
But no matter how dark things around us may seem, we must always fix our eyes on the Light of the world. No matter how hopeless global affairs may appear, we must remember that we have a living hope.
Even in the worst of conditions, He is doing wonderful things.
And one day, His perfect plans which were formed in the beginning of time will be brought to pass. He will swallow up death – not just for a time, but forever. He will wipe away tears – not just from some faces, but from all. He will take away our shame – not from a part of the earth, but from all the earth.
Christ has already spoken, already promised. Consider it done.