That Day When There Is No Pain

I saw a statement on a friend’s social media post last night saying how he would give anything to not have any back pain. I commented and told him that I was in the same boat.  I would love to have one day where my back wouldn’t hurt, throb or ache. Yes, some days are better than others but still no pain would be nice.

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelations 21:4

I am looking forward to Heaven. I am looking forward to meeting my Saviour face to face. I am looking forward to being in the presence of God.

I am looking forward to that day where I have no pain in my back. I am looking forward to that day where I have perfect eyesight. I am looking forward to that day when I have no more teeth problems.

I have a super high pain tolerance, it takes a lot to put me down. I just have something inside of me that pushes me to keep on going. But more than dealing with my own pain, I hate to see the ones that I love in pain. their pain hurts me more than anything else. I am one who would rather deal with pain than my wife or kids. I hate to see my parents go through pain and health issues. I wish I could handle all their pain for them.

Whether it is a health issue, physical pain, death, tears…one day they will all be gone. No more going to the doctor, having to take medicine, or even just dealing with it…it will all be gone.

The best thing about Heaven, about being in a pain-free place is you don’t have to have a special insurance plan, or even have to have a lot of money. All you need to make it into Heaven is Jesus Christ as Saviour.

If you feel great today, take the Gospel to those that are hurting and hopeless. Share the good news of Jesus Christ today.

I am definitely looking forward to that glorious day!

Words From My Father

My parents live in the Houston area and have been cooped up in their house for the last few days as Hurricane Harvey did its thing. My mother had to have eye surgery last Friday, so they couldn’t leave and they were just praying that everything would be alright.

We had a family group text going since last Friday as my brother, sister and I would all take turns to see how our parents were doing as none of us live close to them. If my parents would have said they needed help or anything, I would have dropped whatever I was doing to go help them.

Through the whole weekend, both my parents were in good spirits although the circumstances surrounding them. More than once, my dad told me he wished he could go out and help others but didn’t want to risk endangering himself and he also couldn’t leave my mom alone after her eye surgery.

I asked my dad to write something while he was cooped up in the house. Below is what he sent me last night. When I read it, I saw the heart that my dad has had over the years, a heart for others, a heart for God, and a heart for America.

Let the Living Water Overflow Your Life – Doug Hutton

“At the moment no rain what??? Times like these are devastating are depressing. News is slowly turning around to uplifting and encouraging. The storm is still lingering and we are ok. So many homes, cars, businesses were destroyed. At the moment, few lives have been lost but the count will rise once the water levels go down and clean up ensues. I want to help but still many roads closures. I don’t want two go out and get stuck. Maybe just maybe an opportunity for prayer, pondering, and revival which America desperately needs. We are 2/3 way through a generation of faux pas Christianity. We need men, spiritual men to mount their pulpits n preach the word. We need Christians to wake up, watch up, and witness up to a lost and dying world. Many across the nation are coming to help to rebuild cities, homes, and enviably lives. Now is the time before it really too late.”

“I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.” Genesis‬ ‭9:13-16‬ ‭KJV

To everyone that has prayed, given and helped those in need in the Houston area, thank you. It is amazing how devastation will bring people of all colors, races, political sides together. We forget the reason why we are fighting each other and stop to help one another. May we as America use this time to realize we are on the same side.

Thank you, Dad, for giving me some words of wisdom while you were waiting out the storm.

 

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