"The church of God is exposed in this life to many injuries, but she has a Husband in heaven who is mindful of her and will 'turn water into wine' for her. Now it is a time of mourning with the spouse because the Bridegroom is absent (Matt. 9:15). But shortly she shall put off her mourning. Christ will wipe the tears of blood off the cheeks of His spouse: 'He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces,' (Isa. 25:8). Christ will comfort His spouse for as much time as she has been afflicted. He will solace her with His love; He will take away the cup of trembling and give her the cup of consolation. And now she shall forget all her sorrows, being called into the banqueting house of heaven and having the banner of Christ's love displayed over her."