Centuries ago in the Middle East, before leaving for battle,
a young warrior presented an exquisite teardrop bottle
to his beloved before leaving for battle. While she was
waiting for his return, his bride-in-waiting collected
the tears she wept for him in this bottle.
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 times
of trouble or heartache, the man after God’s own heart cried out for peace
and comfort. When his enemies threatened to overwhelm him, the Name
of God was his strong tower of confidence. His shelter from winds of
adversity. His Peace in the midst of stormy emotions.
Dear Friend, may you find peace as you offer your tears to God’s Beloved
Son, Jesus. Healer and Restorer of broken hearts. 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 Jesus 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