4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.” (Genesis 1:1, 31) Unfortunately, we came along and broke everything with sin and rebellion and God has been cleaning up our mess ever since. The good news, however, is that God will clean the mess up. He can wipe away our sins (Isaiah 43:25), which is the cause of the problem. He will wipe away the heaven and the earth (Revelation 21:1), which is the place contaminated by the problem. Ultimately, He will wipe away every tear from our eyes (Revelation 21:4), which comes from the remembrance of the problem.