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Ecclesiastes recognizes the frequent mismatch between the way things are and the way things ought to be: the faithful life does not always assure us of good fortune. Even in the midst of difficulty and injustice, this book encourages us to see the beauty and joy around us. And through it all, we wait in hope for the one who will make all things new.
“And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is among the people, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, 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.’
“And He who sits on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.'”
Revelation 21:3-5 NASB