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Preaching and Period Pain

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Last week my husband was away preaching at a uni student conference. I dropped in for a visit to the conference one evening after work (when I say 'dropped in' I drove for an hour and a quarter to get there and was smashed for the next two days ... but hey, so not the point of this story!).

As part of the series of talks on the resurrection, he was talking about this passage in Revelation 21:3-4.
"And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying "Look!  God's dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them.  They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.  He will wipe every tear from their eyes.  There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.'" (NIV)
To expand his point he listed off all the sadness and pain that would be taken away in the new creation.  And then he ended the list with 'period pain'.  
The 700 people in the room kind of froze. …