For the Christian, human joys are a small foreshadowing of the joys that are in store. Terrestrial happiness is only a foretaste of eternity. As the book of Revelation 21:4 puts it, “God will wipe away every tear, and there will be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away:’ It is in this spirit that the Christian awaits this final moment of destiny, relishing the gift of life while every day proclaiming, “Even so, come, Lord Jesus. We are ready.