Sunday, October 8, 2023

Neither Shall There Be Any More Pain

By Dan C. Bailey
    In the temporary physical world that we live in, our bodies are subject to pain. Pain is actually helpful much of the time. If there was no pain we would never go to the doctor. If we injured ourselves and needed surgery or medicine, we would not know to seek medical help without pain of some kind. But pain of any type is not pleasant. Even babies are subject to pain.
    All parents have cringed when their little baby received his or her first shot. There isn't anyone in the world who is sane who would not like to live a life without pain. But that is exactly how it will be in heaven, no pain ever of any kind!
    Everything will be made new in heaven. We read in Revelation 21:5, "And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful." We will have new incorruptible bodies. "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality" (1 Corinthians 15:51-53).
    Since we will no longer have our physical vile bodies, we will not ever suffer with pain again! "For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself" (Philippians 3:20-21).
    Yes heaven will truly be worth it all. We have a wonderful summary of it in Revelation 21:4, "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." Let us trust the precious promises of God and joyfully look forward to a world without pain.

- Dan C. Bailey serves as a minister with the State Street Church of Christ in Bristol, VA. He may be contacted through the congregation's website at

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