Sometimes as a young Christian it's tempting to think that the Bible exaggerates it a bit when we read of the real damage that sin does. I've noticed that older Christians develop a real 'Biblical realism'. The experience of living life in the world shows it as it really is: wonderful and beautiful in so many ways, but a world of tragic brokenness and pain.
The last couple of days have painfully reminded me and many of those I love of how things really are... and what wonderful news the gospel is.
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.