v3. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
v4. 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.
v5. 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 old Jerusalem God dwelt in the temple, in the Holy of Holies, into which only the “High Priest” could enter once a year. In eternity, God will be present always with all His people. John heard a loud voice from the throne proclaim, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man.” According to this verse, the saints, i.e. God’s people, will enjoy close fellowship with God. The fellowship will resemble the experience Adam and Eve enjoyed with God in the Garden of Eden before they fell into sin.
For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Revelation 7:17
Does God see our tears?
“Yes,” the Bible says. “You keep track of all my sorrows,” David wrote of God in Psalm 56.