Weep no more!

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

The glorified weep no more, for all outward
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 throne, 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 forever 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 has prepared for those 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 happiness!

That same joyful rest remains for us.
It may not be far distant.

Before 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!

"Therefore comfort one another with these words."
1 Thes. 4:18