Sunday, February 14, 2016

Not One Tear is Lost

On opening ancient tombs in Palestine, many a tear-bottle has been found, which was a repository for the tears of the mourners, and was then placed in the tomb beside the one who was laid there.

Just so does our heavenly Father gather all the tears of His redeemed children.

Not one tear is lost! Not one sorrow is unheeded. Not one grief is left unbefriended.  All these tears are noted by our merciful Father above!

We have a Savior who has known our sorrows, and by His tears can heal every wound that sin has made. "In all their affliction, He was afflicted." When He was on earth, He wept with those that wept and He is still the same.  We can think of the tears He shed more than eighteen centuries ago and know that at this hour He is the same loving and sympathizing Friend!

There is no sympathy like that of Jesus! It flows in
full flood toward His believing children. Just as the rising tide rushes in and pours through every cranny and nook on the shore where admittance can be gained, so does Christ's tender loving-kindness enter the hearts of His people.

[George Everard]

Psalm 56:8 ... Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?

Psalm 126:5 ... They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

Isaiah 25:8 ... He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it.❤