Centuries ago in the Middle East, a young warrior presented an
exquisite teardrop bottle to his beloved, just before leaving for
battle. While he was away, the young maiden collected the tears
she wept for him in this bottle chosen just for her. Upon his return
the warrior received the bottled up tears as a sign of undying love.
David the psalmist knew the value of tears when he penned Psalm 56:8.
“Put my tears in your bottle; are they not all in your book?”
During long years of conflict, trouble, or heartache the man after God’s own heart
cried out for refuge and safety in the midst of his enemies. When life threatened to overwhelm him, the Name of God became his strong tower of confidence. His
shelter from the winds of adversity. His Peace in the midst of storms.
Dear Friend, may you find healing as you offer your tears to Jehova Rapha,
Healer and Restorer of broken hearts. And may your days ahead be filled with
hope through the love God pours into your heart.
He sees each teardrop. He Knows your heartache. He Cares for you.
One day God’s Son, Jesus Christ will return for His Bride-in-waiting. On that day,
God will wipe every tear from our eyes. There will be no more death, sorrow,
crying or pain. The One sitting on the throne will say,
“See I am making all things new!”
Reflections from Psalm 56:8, John 3:16, Revelations 21: 1-5