Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?” And I said to him, “Sir, you know.” So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Observe that the saints who emerge from the Great Tribulation wear white robes and hold palm branches (v9). That speaks of their righteousness, victory and joy.
So shall be our portion, beloved! Our affliction may be comparatively light
and momentary, but it achieves for us an eternal glory that far outweighs every pain (2 Cor. 4:17).
All the pain we endure for Christ shall pale into insignificance when the saints go marching in. None of the inconveniences we experience for the kingdom of God is in vain. None of our sweat, tears and labour shall go unnoticed in glory.
Don’t give up the good work you’re doing for God even when people don’t appreciate you. Don’t be discouraged by the hardships you experience as you seek to live for God. Don’t stop your sacrificial ministry to Christ and the saints. It’s all worth its weight in gold!