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(You might need a Kleenex for this one)   Think of a world, a world without tears-Rev. 7:14 Where a man can live for a thousand years-Isa. 33:34 With never a grief, an ache or a pain-Rev. 21:4 And never a thought of dying again-Isa. 25:8   Think of a world where a man plants a vine-Ps. 107:37 He can sit in it's shade and say 'This is mine'-Isa. 22:25 He will dwell in the house his own hands have made- Isa. 65:21 And none shall molest him,or make him afraid-Mic. 4:4   Think of world without bloodshed and strife-Ps. 46:9 Where no man can take another man's wife-Prov. 12:28 Where man everywhere will unite in peace-Ps. 37:11 And malice and hatred forever will cease-John 13:35   Think of a world as a green paradise-Isa. 36:12 Where mountains and desserts will dazzle your eyes-Isa. 53:12 With bountiful flowers, trees and skies-Isa. 3: 1, 2 With animals, birds and gay butterflies-Ps. 10:24   Think, just as sure, as God's word is truth-John17:17 A man will go back to the days of his youth-Job 33:25 His flesh will become as the flesh of a child- And the words that he speaks will be gentle and mild-Matt. 5:5   Think of a world where a lame man will leap-Isa. 35:6 Bounding for joy, like a deer or a sheep- Where none will be deaf and the blind ones will see ... And dumb ones will speak and sing joyfully-Isa. 35:6   Think of a world where men are all Brothers-Matt.23:8 Esteeming themselves not above any others-Phil. 2:3 Where a man greets a man as a friend to a friend-John 15:13-19 In a world without tears that will never end-Jo.10:28   Think of a world where the dead will arise-Jer. 31:17 From their silent tombs to a dream paradise- John 11:23-26 To live forever in true peace and Love-1Cor. 16:14 And all will be cared for by the Great One above- 1Pet. 5:6,7   Now a world without tears is not just a dream-Heb 6:10 To some, too good to be true it may seem-Tit. 1:2 But just as sure, as God's word is true-John 17:17 A world without tears now lies before you-2Pet. 3:13   So if these words have opened your eyes-Luke 21:28 Would you like to live in Earth's Paradise-Luke 23:43 To share all the blessings that God has in store-1Cor. 2:9 For all who would do His Will evermore-Ps. 37:4   'Good News' of this Kingdom is still being sung-Rev. 14:6 Through out every nation and people and tongue-Matt. 24:14 And all who are thirsting for Truth are invited-Rev. 7:16,17 To accept this Good news, be warmly united-Rev.7:9   In Praising our God, our Savior and King-Jer. 10:10 Who gives to us all, our life, everything-Ps. 36:9 So that we might live through endless years-John 6:51 In a world without sorrow. A world without tears- Rev. 21:3, 4  

PASS:

P-rayer 

A-ssociation 

S-tudy 

S-ervice

If a man had ten books but built a bookcase large enough to hold a thousand books, what would you think? Would you not think he planned to fill it? Our brain has the ability far in excess of what we use it for in a normal lifetime.

If you got out all the ingredients to make a cake and then got interrupted, perhaps by a knock at the door; when you got back from tending to the interruption, would you then throw everything in the garbage and start over? What would you do? Of course, you would continue from where you left off. Jehovah's purpose was interrupted for awhile, but it is reasonable that he will carry on with his original intention.

West Texas during the Depression: Mr. Ira Yates was like many other ranchers and farmers. He had a lot of land, and a lot of debt. Mr. Yates wasn't able to make enough on his ranching operation to pay the principal and interest on the mortgage, so he was in danger of losing his ranch. With little money for clothes or food, his family (like many others) had to live on a government subsidy.

Day after day, as he grazed his sheep over those rolling West Texas hills, he was no doubt greatly troubled about how he would pay his bills. Then a seismographic crew from an oil company came into the area and told him there might be oil on his land. They asked permission to drill a wildcat well, and he signed a lease contract.

At 1,115 feet they struck a huge oil reserve. The first well came in at 80,000 barrels a day. Many subsequent wells were more than twice as large. In fact, 30 years after the discovery, a government test of one of the wells showed it still had the potential flow of 125,000 barrels of oil a day.

And Mr. Yates owned it all. The day he purchased the land he had received the oil and mineral rights. Yet, he'd been living on relief. A multimillionaire living in poverty. The problem? He didn't know the oil was there even though he owned it.

Similarly, we must never lose sight of our spiritual heritage and all the blessings Jehovah has in store. As well, we must tell others that they too can be rich spiritually in this troubled world.

Imagine a small plane flying into difficult weather conditions. The pilot can no longer make out landmarks. Thick clouds envelop him. He cannot see beyond his windscreen, yet he feels sure that he can complete his journey safely. What is the reason for his confidence? He has accurate instruments that enable him to fly through clouds and land in darkness. Along his route, especially near the airport, beacons guide him electronically, and he has radio contact with air? Traffic controllers on the ground.

But before a pilot can fly blind, depending totally on his instruments and ground control, he needs adequate training and many hours of flying time. Similarly, a Christian needs to exercise his faith continually so as to maintain his confidence in Jehovah's guidance, especially when difficult circumstances arise. Of course, a pilot learns through experience as well as through study that his instruments are trustworthy. Likewise, our confidence in Jehovah grows when we in our own lives see evidence of his loving care.

As a result of radioed instructions or an instrument check, pilots sometimes realize that they need to correct their course. We may likewise have to change direction according to Jehovah's instruction.

A small plane can easily be blown off course if needed corrections are not made. Likewise, outside influences constantly buffet Christians today.

An experienced pilot once said, "a pilot sometimes may find it difficult to believe his instrument - simply because his instincts disagree. Experienced military pilots have been known to fly upside down because the lights on the ground looked just like stars - even though their instruments told them otherwise." Similarly, our selfish instincts can mislead us in a spiritual sense. Jesus said that riches have "deceptive power," and Paul warned that 'the love of money has led many away form the faith.' Like deceptive twinkling lights, glitzy material goals can point us in the wrong direction.

A pilot feels deep satisfaction when after a long, difficult journey, he descends and finally breaks through the thick clouds. There spread out before him lies the earth - green and welcoming. The airport runway is below, waiting to receive him. A thrilling experience awaits us too. This gloomy, wicked world will give way to a new earth of righteousness. A divine welcome awaits us.

The cheerful girl with bouncy golden curls was almost five. Waiting with her mother at the checkout stand, she saw them: a circle of glistening white pearls in a pink foil box.

"Oh please, Mommy. Can I have them? Please, Mommy, please?" Quickly the mother checked the back of the little foil box and then looked back into the pleading blue eyes of her little girl's upturned face.

$2.00. If you really want them, I'll think of some extra chores for you and in no time you can save enough money to buy them for yourself."

As soon as Jenny got home, she emptied her piggy bank and counted out 55 cents. After dinner, she unset the table and helped do the washing up, and next day she went to the neighbour and asked Mrs. McJames if she could dig up dandelions for 50 cents.

At last she had enough money to buy the necklace. Jenny loved her pearls. They made her feel dressed up and grown up. She wore them everywhere, to the shops, to kindergarten, even to bed. The only time she took themoff was when she went swimming or had a bubble bath.Mother said if they get wet, they might turn her neck green.

Jenny had a very loving daddy and every night when she was ready for bed, he would stop whatever he was doing and come upstairs to read her a story. One night when he finished the story, he asked Jenny, "Do you love me?""Oh yes, Daddy. You know that I love you." "Then give me your pearls.""Oh Daddy, not my pearls. But you can have Princess --- the white horse from my collection. The one with the pink tail. Remember, Daddy? The one you gave me. She's my favourite." "That's okay, honey. Daddyloves you. Good night."And he kissed her on the forehead.About a week later, after the story time, Jenny's daddy asked again, "Do you love me?" "Oh yes, Daddy. You know that I love you." "Then give me your pearls." "Daddy, not my pearls. But you can have my baby doll.My brand new one. She is so beautiful and you can have the yellow blanket that matches her bed.""That's okay. Sleep well, little one. Daddy loves you." And, as always he gave her forehead a gentle kiss.A few nights later when her daddy came in, Jenny was sitting on her bed with her legs crossed Indian-style. As he came close, he noticed her chin was trembling and one silent tear rolled down her cheek.

"What is it, Jenny? What's the matter?" Jenny didn't say anything, but lifted her little hand up to her daddy and when she opened it, there was her little pearl necklace. With a little quiver, she finally said, "here,Daddy. It's for you." With tears gathering in his own eyes, Jenny's kind daddy reached outwith one hand to take the costume necklace, and with the other hand he reached into his pocket and pulled out a blue velvet case with a strand of genuine pearls and gave them to Jenny.

He had had them all the time. He was just waiting for her to give up the fake stuff so he could give her a genuine treasure.

And so it is, with our Heavenly Father Jehovah.

He is waiting for us to give up the cheapthings in our lives so that he can give us a beautiful treasure.Isn't Jehovah God good? Are you holding onto things that Jehovah God wants you to let go of? Are you holding on to harmful or unnecessary friends, relationships, habits and activities that you have become soattached to that it seems impossible to let go?

Sometimes, it is so hard to see what is in the other hand, but do believe this one thing: Jehovah will never ask you to give up something without giving you something better in it

Jehovah promises a safe landing, not a calm passage

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