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“Is everything sad going to come untrue?”

--Sam Gamgee to Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings (chapter 4, Book Six)

“[Some mortals] say of some temporal suffering, "No future bliss can make up for it," not knowing that Heaven, once attained, will work backwards and turn even that agony into a glory.”

--C. S. Lewis, The Great Divorce, chapter 9.

“He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming soon.’ Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!”

--Revelation 22:20

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8 thoughts on “Everything Sad Will Come Untrue”

  1. Dane says:


  2. Megan says:

    Three of my favourite books!

  3. Rebekah says:

    Revelation 21:4-5 (When God proclaims that “death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore”) has pulled me through my most desperate days. I have often wondered if on that day even the memory of evil and pain will be gone.

  4. Chris says:

    I love that Sally Lloyd-Jones has retained this in the Jesus Storybook Bible. Part of The Secret Rescue plan Jesus and the Father are up too is making “all the sad things come untrue.”

  5. Tim says:

    “Once you feel the weight of glory
    All your pain will fade to memory”

    –Josh Wilson, “Before the Morning”

  6. Scott B. says:

    I saw a similar quote two days ago in the Jesus Storybook Bible.

  7. Funny, these quotes are also found in The Reason for God by Timothy Keller, for which I wrote a review on my blog. Well, the review will be posted tomorrow, but yeah.

  8. Kara says:

    Just posted on Heaven this morning…wish I’d had these quotes beforehand.
    Waiting for the day when “every tear will be wiped away”
    Thanks for sharing…

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