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Many a Tear Has to Fall

It's been quite some time since I last posted an article on Personapaper. I wouldn't be doing it now, but... well, something hit me hard.

I've been writing people letters on scriptural topics, ever since the pandemic began. I write on a host of topics. But one scripture I use, Ecclesiastes, did a flip-side on me. Chapter 1, verse 4 reads:

"A generation is going, and a generation is coming, But the earth remains forever."

Repeatedly, I've used this scripture to point out that our planet, Earth, will always be here, contrary to what some scientists believe. But take another look at that verse.

"A generation is going, and a generation is coming". How true that is. But think, think. Oh, think of the implication... HOW MANY TEARS have been shed over, not only the sufferings of this life, but over the lost of dear loved ones and friends. Many, many billions of tears.

How wonderful it will be when things are changed and this promise is fulfilled:

"The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it."

One day, soon, there will be no more tears cried, ever again, unless they be tears of joy.

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MegL wrote on June 8, 2021, 10:35 AM

Very occasionally I have experienced a paradigm shift. I think until you have actually experienced one, it's very hard to understand just how it affects you. A paradigm shift can be really profound, especially when it is about something you have thought about for a long time. There have indeed been many tears and I would love to see them changed to tears of joy.

Shadi wrote on June 16, 2021, 2:52 AM

I always thought that from the Biblical perspective, like in Islam and Judaism, the earth is just a temporary world for humans. Otherwise the judgment day wouldn’t make much sense if earth is still there and people inhabit it forever

VinceSummers wrote on June 16, 2021, 4:49 PM

Many believe along those lines, yet, as Revelation says at 21:4, "He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." Such things do not exist in Heaven. It speaks of Earth.

lookatdesktop wrote on June 17, 2021, 5:47 PM

I can see this happening. I know I am looking forward to it. This Earth of ours, has been abused so badly. I know it will remain my only home. These times are more like seeing hell on earth. Do you not agree?

VinceSummers wrote on June 17, 2021, 7:22 PM

It's pretty bad, you are right, Anthony. By no means beyond repair, as Revelation 11:18 says toward the end... God will "bring to ruin those ruining the earth." Which means before they totally ruin it, he will put a stop to it.