Rev. Ken Brown, Senior Pastor
Revelation 21:1-4 (CEB): Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. I heard a loud voice from the throne say, “Look! God’s dwelling is here with humankind. He will dwell with them, and they will be his peoples. God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more. There will be no mourning, crying, or pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
“The first step in helping a suffering person is to acknowledge that the pain is valid, and worthy of a sympathetic response.” –Philip Yancey, Where Is God When It Hurts?