"He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away." -Revelation 21:4 (ESV)
And there will come a time, you'll see, with no more tears.
And love will not break your heart, but dismiss your fears.
Get over your hill and see what you find there,
With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair.
-Mumford and Sons, "After the Storm"
We are not alone
We feel an unseen love
We are sons and heirs of grace
We are children of
A light that never dims,
A love that never dies
Keep your chin up child
And wipe the tears from your eyes.
-Thrice, "Music Box"
Why is it that verses like Revelation 21:4 and songs and passages that reflect that idea so often just make me have the feeling of tears, make me want to do the very thing whose cure they speak of? Is it that I want to open a wound so that it might be healed? Or--what I think more likely--is it that on this side of such a promise, all we really have to do is cry and cling to our faith, cling to that hope?