Revelation 21:3-4

. . ., and God himself will be be with them;  he will wipe away every tear
from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning
nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.


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I found these images in The National Archives when I was doing research for another web site.  I remember how moved I was by the pain and sorrow that is evident in the eyes of the refugee children; to be so young and to have such sad eyes.  I wanted this collage to convey the message that through The Cross, someday all pain and suffering will be over - as it is written in Revelation 21:4.

Credits:
Photograph courtesy of The National Archives - Control Number NWDNS-165-WW-179C(2).
Title - Refugee children at Grand Val, near Paris, France, where a home has been established for them by the American Red Cross.  Dates - ca. 1918-ca.1919.

Photograph by Harold W. Clover, courtesy of The National Archives - Control Number NWDNS-HC-HC-79.
Title - Heilbronn in a panorama. It was one of the three of four most devastated cities in all Europe, ca. April 1945.

Photograph courtesy of The National Archives - Control Number NWDNS-117-MP-3(7).
Title - Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, Belleau, France.  View of Block B, showing marble crosses.  The crosses follow the conformity of the hillside at Aisne-Marne and produce a pleasing effect.  Dates - 1928.

The National Archives and Records Administration - http://www.nara.gov/ 
  
Combination Photograph by Eric Shindelbower.

Revelation 21:3-4 from The Holy Bible, Revised Standard Version, published by 1962 The World Publishing Company

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