Shedding Tears

23 Apr

There are many reasons we shed tears. I am currently in allergy season and every morning as my body wakes and my eyes clear, they tear. They are itchy and weepy first thing in the morning. Claritin helps.

Tears form in my eyes also due to emotions. I have cried for joy, I have cried through hurt. I have cried over someone else’s plight and I have cried losing a loved one, a pet and over a sappy movie. I have a little book titled EVERYDAY INSPIRATION FROM GOD’S WORD. There is a publishing house listed on the book but no author. It comes from Barbour Books. On one of the devotional pages I read this statement: “The ability to cry is a human gift.” The paragraph goes on to describe how tears are a signal on the outside of what we are feeling on the inside. Tears have always come easily to me so on days when I wear mascara I always make sure it is waterproof so my tears remain pure and clear as they fall.

Tears are a cleansing mechanism both physically and emotionally. If your eye is irritated you will likely shed tears and if your heart is irritated you might shed tears. The act of tearing up brings healing in both instances. I think tears have beauty. They prove sensitivity, vulnerability and a careful spirit. God loves tears. They are expressions of physical and emotional release and God honors all tears. There are Biblical images of God handling tears–of God collecting our tears, of God weeping with us, of God wiping our tears away, of God’s tender observation of falling tears. I especially like this Biblical image of tears:

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The only thing I can add to that is AMEN!

2 Responses to “Shedding Tears”

  1. dar1124 April 23, 2021 at 11:55 am #

    Wow! Singing Joyful, Joyful would be so awesome! It would be especially meaningful in a choral group. Maybe soon? Thanks for sharing Sue. So nice to know the “Crier Club” has more than just me in it. 🙂

  2. Sue Broska April 23, 2021 at 11:05 am #

    Denise, I’m a crier too! I have teared up every Sunday that we have been back in church and when our choir friends, you and Dave included, sing. It bring s joy to my heart and tears to my eyes.
    Seeing Pastors Heather and Gregg in the pulpit has always made me proud but during COVID it has been especially meaningful to see them. I want to sing
    “Joyful, Joyful we adore thee! at the top of my lungs.
    Keep the tears flowing. God sees and knows our needs and our tears say it all!!

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