The sermon this past week was about how God is making us new and one day all things will be fully restored.  This is a great reminder, especially in the wake of the Newtown tragedy, that in the end good triumphs over evil.

One of my favorite songs talks about this very idea.  It also reminds us that God is present with us as we suffer and catches each tear that we shed.  The song is called After the Last Tear Falls and it is written by Andrew Peterson.  Here is a link to the song on YouTube.  The lyrics are below.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


After the last tear falls
After the last secret’s told
After the last bullet tears through flesh and bone

After the last child starves
And the last girl walks the boulevard
After the last year that’s just too hard
There is love, love, love, love
There is love, love, love, love
There is love

After the last disgrace
After the last lie to save some face
After the last brutal jab from a poisoned tongue

After the last dirty politician
After the last meal down at the mission
After the last lonely night in prison
There is love, love, love, love
There is love, love, love, love
There is love

And in the end, the end is oceans and oceans of love and love again
We’ll see how the tears that have fallen were caught in the palms
Of the giver of love and the lover of all
And we’ll back on these tears as old tales

‘Cause after the last plan fails
After the last siren wails
After the last young husband sails off to join the war

After the last “This marriage is over!”
After the last young girl’s innocence is stolen
After the last years of silence that won’t let a heart open

There is love, love, love, love
There is love

And in the end, the end is oceans and oceans of love and love again
We’ll see how the tears that have fallen were caught in the palms
Of the giver of love and the lover of all
And we’ll back on these tears as old tales

‘Cause after the last tear falls there is love
After the last tear falls there is love

1 Corinthians 13:12-13

12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.