I still miss you dad!

Today is the anniversary of my dad's death. How can it be so long ago when it seems like yesterday? One thing has changed. I cried and cried and begged God not to take him and today, I'm thankful he is in heaven. We are at the end of our Revelation study and thinking about our eternal state where there's no tears, or sorrow and we will dwell with Him! I long to see the end of pain and sorrow. I long to live where there's no more tears but mostly, I long to see the God I have given my life to and the God that has revealed himself to me as my Savior! Rev 21 says "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death!!!! No more death..... that sounds great.  Today as I think about my dad, the next verses say HE WHO IS SEATED ON THE THRONE SAID I AM MAKING EVERYTHING NEW!I think we need new here on earth. This life on earth is way too painful, scary, and does not satisfy no matter how hard we try to be satisfied with things here on earth.  Jesus knew I needed to be reminded of this today. As I'm trying to prepare for the bible study tomorrow, I have tears of joy that my dad is with Him and I have tears of joy knowing this life will pass and He will wipe the tears from my eyes. I can close my eyes and see Him take His nail scarred hand and wipe the tears and say to me "soon my child you will never cry again. You will see your dad and mom again but mostly You will be with Me forever- Your Father!"I can't help but close my eyes and whisper, "I love you Jesus, please "come quickly "! Til He comes or calls me home,  I pray that I will be faithful!