God’s bottle of tears

You have taken account of my wanderings; Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your book?  Psalm 56:8 (ESV)

I don’t know about you but I find much more comfort in the fact that God is numbering my tears than numbering the hairs on my head … especially since I’m legally bald.

Can you imagine the love our heavenly Father has for His children that he would capture all our tears in a bottle?

When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, He was deeply moved in spirit and was troubled,  and said, “Where have you laid him?” They *said to Him, “Lord, come and see.”  Jesus wept.  John 11:33-35 (ESV)

And my tears are numbered with the tears of Jesus … tears shed because He was deeply moved and troubled over the weeping of others.

Note the following promise spoken through the prophet Isaiah …

The LORD of hosts will prepare a lavish banquet for all peoples on this mountain; A banquet of aged wine, choice pieces with marrow, And refined, aged wine.  And on this mountain He will swallow up the covering which is over all peoples, Even the veil which is stretched over all nations.  He will swallow up death for all time, And the Lord GOD will wipe tears away from all faces, And He will remove the reproach of His people from all the earth; For the LORD has spoken.  And it will be said in that day, “Behold, this is our God for whom we have waited that He might save us. This is the LORD for whom we have waited; Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.”  Isaiah 25:6-9 (ESV)

And how it will be fulfilled in New Jerusalem …

And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”  Revelation 21:3-4 (ESV)

God loves us so much … that He wants to eliminate our tears … so much so that God will personally wipe away every tear from our eyes.  WOW! WOW! WOW!

Looking forward to that day Lord … looking forward to it!

Bernie

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About bwebbjr

A grandfather, father, husband, man, and a child of God who is following Christ Jesus and working out his salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work IN me, both to will and to work for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:12-13). I dodged my first bullet with cancer when a cancerous polyp was removed in a sigmoid colectomy surgery in August 2007. Four years later, in the midst of a second colectomy surgery we discovered I had Stage IV metastatic colon cancer. Rather than colectomy surgery I had colostomy surgery, which now means the colostomy bag is a part of my everyday life ... with the emphasis on life. God has given us a peace beyond understanding as my wife and I have traveled this journey. By the grace of God I am blessed to be a 6 plus year cancer survivor aka warrior. In writing, I am often wrestling with my own personal struggles and beliefs and in the midst God leads me to a lesson He wants me to learn ... or sometimes He simply touches me in the revelation of Himself. My hope is that the result you see here might touch your heart and glorify God. And let me be clear ... I am not the only one with something to say. Please join in the conversation sharing your faith, your cancer experiences, etc. I would love to hear from you. Bernie
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2 Responses to God’s bottle of tears

  1. Butch Dean says:

    “What a day, glorious day, that will be.”

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