Isaiah’s word by the intensity of his holy sympathy was about pain which is indeed a terrible thing. Humanity, sufferers tread no solitary path; “like unto the Son of man.” We may have the fellowship of sufferings.
Man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.” And now the Mariah-like waters – the bitter wells of human life – he has forever made sweet and wholesome by the healing influence of that cross.
“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.”
When Christ began his pilgrimage for Humanity , “Human wisdom has from the first been helpless before what may be called the problem of pain”. When suffering comes on you, you have Christ near you to turn your pain into blessing.
Pain in this world is an undoubted reality. It meets man as he enters the world, follows him through all the stages of life, and leaves him not until his heart grows still in death. Pain is the power that whips all the faculties of the soul into strenuous exercise.
However, we are told, therefore, that there will be no pain in heaven. Pain tried Abraham and Moses. Pain tried Job. It came to him in its most torturing character; but his principles stood firm before it, and he said, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.”
First, in ourselves we need to promote patience, resignation, forgiveness. Christ proved his love by suffering. Every man must bear a cross in order to know what the cross of Christ really was.
Sinner need to feel in order to renounce sin, a conviction and its terrible consequences. God will guide us and provide humanity without pain in the time he chooses for all of us.