Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb
2 through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
3 No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him.
4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.
5 And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.
Many times, we ask the Lord Jesus, why do people suffer so much? Conflicts, bullying, oppression, and injuries always leave so many regrets and scars. Borne, aged, sick, and dead… we can never escape this world of hurt and suffering!
A question people would ask all the time –
“If You are God, why don’t you create a world without sin and without suffering?!”
Maybe we all prefer never to be hurt. We all hope that life will be smooth, simple, and happy. But God has not taken away all our troubles and sufferings!
but man is born to trouble as the sparks fly upward.Job 5:7
On the contrary, He chose to become the Son of Man Himself, and to suffer with our sufferings! If I had never suffered, I would never have understood the love of the Lord who suffered for me! Oh, if I had never carried the cross, I would not have understood the love of the cross! God makes use of human sufferings to bring us closer to him and to understand his love in-depth with experience!
In the new heaven and new earth, there is the tree of life, and the leaves on the tree can heal the people. Under the governing of the Lamb, we are all healed! We are not blessed because we have never been hurt, but because our hurt has been healed by God! All the scars of our suffering for the Lord have turned into memories of love! In eternity, only one scar is left, and that scar is neither yours nor mine. The Hand of that scar is holding our hands today and the feet of that scar is walking with us!