“[God] will wipe every tear from [our] eyes.” No longer will we experience pain or sorrow, because we’ll be with our heavenly Father. As the “loud voice” in Revelation 21 declares, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them”. There’s a tender love and joy that followers of Jesus already enjoy with God, as 1 Peter 1:8 describes: “Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.” In this world there will always be troubles, trials and tribulations, and even in the mist of them the true believers experience joy... unspeakable and full of the glory of God. Yet imagine our incredible, overflowing joy when we see the one we’ve loved and longed for welcoming us into His open arms!