Tears Forever

Aug 11, 2016, 4:54 PM |

by HJS

From the beginning of mankind, tears have been an emotional relief valve and a signal that the person who sheds tears is purging his soul.

People shed tears for many reasons. They cry tears of joy when they are happy, tears of sorrow when they are sad, tears of remorse when they have done wrong and tears of grief when they have sustained great loss. The psalmist said that "tears have been my food day and night" (Psalm 42:3). When David and his men went to Ziklag and found that their wives had all been kidnapped and taken hostage, he and his men - weary in body and grieved in spirit - wept until they had no more strength to cry.

As a Father who cares about His children, God does not ignore the tears of His children. When God sent a message to King Hezekiah through Isaiah the prophet, the king went home and with his face to the wall, wept bitter tears. But then God sent Isaiah back again with this message: "I have heard your prayers and seen your tears" (2 Kings 20:5). When you think that no one knows the anguish and sorrow that confronts you, remember there is one who knows, sees your tears and heals broken hearts. God cares, far more than you can imagine.

Three times the bible says that a day will come when God Himself will wipe every tear from the eyes of His children, a picture of a father who stoops to lift up a child who has fallen and hurt himself.

Tears are the diamonds that are forged in your soul, the mark of your humanity and the proof that you are alive.

He will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth. The LORD has spoken.  ISAIAH 25:8