The earth shall cry out: “I entreat Thee, O Lord, in Thy mercy to spare me, for behold, I am sick and persecuted with all wounds.”
—The Discourse of Jacob of Serugh
As the melting of Arctic glaciers, occasioned by man-made global warming, continues apace, the earth seems increasingly to be striving to form itself into messages that we might understand. As in this photograph, snapped by marine photographer Michael Nolan, of a crying human face emerging from an icy cliff on the Norwegian island of Nordaustlandet.
The ice cap containing the face has been shrinking by as much as 160 meters annually over the past several decades. Dubbed Austofanna, the cap is the second largest in Europe, and the seventh largest in the world.
Another possibility is that melting glaciers are unearthing those folks referenced in Genesis 6:4, wherein it is noted “[t]here were giants in the earth in those days.” Said giants were among those who perished when Yahweh, grumpy, brought forth the flood, thereby washing away everyone but the bibulous 600-year-old Noah and his motley crew. Dude, after the drown job, threw up a rainbow, as a sign and a promise that “the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.”
Didn’t promise not to send any other plagues, though.