Brothers and sisters, listen to me very carefully right now: No matter how bad your suffering gets in this life, it all comes to pass. For the Christian, this is something we have to keep in mind. Eternal glory comes to stay. As he was being tortured and killed, Saint John, who endured one of the most brutal martyrdoms in the history of the church, said to the people who were being tortured with him, “My brothers, the trials we’re enduring will pass in a moment. The glory that follows will never end.”
Listen, the trial that we’re going through right now will pass. Statistically, for most us, if you get coronavirus, you’re going to be home with your family again. But, even if that doesn’t happen, even if you end up going home to your Heavenly Father, no matter how bad it gets, remember this: All pain and suffering come to an end. God, Revelations tells us, will wipe every tear from their eye. The final word is “He is Risen.” The end of the story is eternal glory.