Monday, August 6, 2012
One of the by products of illness is tears. Tears of anger. Tears of sorrow. Tears of joy. Tears of relief.
We've seen a lot of tears during the Olympics. Tears of anger. Tears of sorrow. Tears of joy. Tears of relief.
I find it interesting that two very separate life events, illness and the Olympics are marked by tears.
Out of curiosity I took a look at what Wikipedia had to say about crying.
"According to a study of over 300 adults, on average, men cry once every month; women cry at least five times per month...
According to the German Society of Ophthalmology, which has collated different scientific studies on crying, women cry on average between 30 and 64 times a year, and men cry on average between 6 and 17 times per year.
Men tend to cry for between two and four minutes, and women cry for about six minutes..."
One day though, there will be no more sad tears. No more tears of anger, sorrow. What a day that will be!
"...and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)
grace and peace....
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