In our sin, this pain-filled, sorrow-inducing world is the one we have created for ourselves. The good news is that God loves us too much to keep us in our mess. He sent His Son Jesus to rescue us and to prepare for us a place where there will be “no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying” (Rev. 21:4). Until we get there, our hope is that we be found faithful in our witness to the nations.