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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Sad (07/26/07)

TITLE: All of Us
By Clyde Blakely
07/31/07


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ďAll of us will have tears in our eyes,Ē my friend responded. I was stunned by his reply. I had never received that kind of answer.

ďWhat do you think heaven will be like?Ē I usually get a dreaming picture of seeing loved ones again, meeting Jesus face to face, glorious music, crystal sea, streets of gold, etc. I knew by his tone he didnít mean tears of joy. The Bible says God will wipe away all our tears (Rev. 7:17, 21:4 in KJV) and I really donít think thatís what the verse meant.

Obviously my friend had put some thought into his answer and I would have to do the same.

Later I thought about the tears of joy; yes, Iíd have them alright. Tears because I had made it, really made it to heaven. Even though Jesus promised eternal life for all who accept Him as their Savior (John 3:16)it's still sometimes abstract, not a clear reality now. Tears of joy at meeting family members again. Tears of joy for reasons I canít even imagine in this life.

But would I have tears of regret for all the willful sins I had committed, for the loved ones who didnít make it to heaven, the souls who I didnít witness to when led, all the money I had wasted, the toys I bought for myself when the funds could have been used to further Godís kingdom on earth, the time I wasted when I should have been in His Word, the sick people I didnít visit, the people I written off because I thought I was better than them, and, oh, so many, many more things?

My friend was right. All of us will have tears in our eyes when we get to heaven. I know I will.

ďDear Precious Lord and Savior, please lead me today and everyday in the way You want me to live so that when I do see You face to face I will have tears of joy and not tears of sadness. I love You Jesus, my Strength and my Redeemer. In Your Name, Amen.Ē


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Marilyn Schnepp 08/04/07
Wow! What a question, and secondly, what an answer. Never thought of this before, but I do believe "ALL OF US" will have tears of joy...as all of the former things will have passed away; so no regrets. But you do have many good thoughts about the things "We Should Have Done...or should be doing." Great Job, Great Thoughts...I enjoyed this entry immensely - very well done!
c clemons08/07/07
Only tears of joy, for the Bible saids there will be no more weeping in heaven. Weeping denotes sadness. There is no sadness in heaven, we will be conscious of who is there and probably who didn't make it, but our joy will be in the fact that WE made it. The Bible says the righteous shall scarely make it. Oh, the joy in seeing his face and being able to sit at his feet, that would could bring tears of joy. I like the query of your article though.