“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” (John 1:4 ESV)

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

No More Pain

 by Macy Johnson

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes.

There will be no more death of mourning or crying or pain,

for the old order of things has passed away.”

(Revelation 21:4 NIV)


My husband, Jeff, and I recently watched a documentary about a man who cannot feel pain. His parents discovered his odd ability when he chewed off his tongue while teething.


According to the National Institute of Health: “Congenital insensitivity to pain is a rare disorder. CIPA is an extremely dangerous condition.”


My husband and I cruised on our new bikes for the second day from our campsite to the park office. I forgot to put my foot down as the bicycle slowed in the grassy sand. Down I went on my left side and felt something pop in my pelvis!


We camped at the park two more days before we pulled our trailer four hours to the hospital near my home. My pelvis was x-rayed and CAT-scanned. Two fractures appeared as one-way tickets to a hospital stay. I was taught to manage the sciatica-like pain in my left hip and leg and now have more compassion for others who are injured.


Did God think, “Who should I send to the hospital to bless my servants there?” Sitting in the chair by my hospital window I wondered how this scene could be part of a bigger picture. His own pain and death on the cross were about those He came to save, not Himself.


I am thankful to be able to feel pain. Our excruciating experiences help us to function in this fallen world. My Lord promised one day I will know no more pain. I welcome that day now more than ever!


I will rejoice in the promise to be free of distress in the presence of my King. I hope you will, too!

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