Monday, September 28, 2015

NO MORE TEARS

The past few years---the tears finally overflowed the dam--and I cried rivers of tears.  I cried without provocation--with provocation--and sometimes without realizing--the tears flowed and flowed.  Thankfully---I am past that now---the tears have dried up---I cry no more--

EXCEPT--


When I see an amazing sunrise

When I see the sun slip away for the day

When I am reunited with a dear friend

When I must leave a sweet friend 

When I hear a baby cry

When I hear a baby laugh

When I see  the glory of God's creation

When the dark of the night surrounds me

When someone sings "Great is Thy Faithfulness"

When someone sings "Amazing Grace"

When a baby is born

When a dear one dies


Yes--except for these few exceptions---my tears have all dried up--I cry no more.

WELL EXCEPT--

In a moment of worship

In the beauty of a song

In the thrill of adventure

In the glory of the mountaintop
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In the rush of the tides

In the memory of sweet times

In the promise of eternity

In the warmth of home

In the beauty of nature

In the arms of a sweet grand

In a moment of perfect peace

In the presence of Jesus


THOSE--are the only times I cry now

Perhaps there are more tears than I suspect--but there is a difference-
a stark difference in the tears of today and the tears of yesterday.  
Yesterday's tears came from a broken heart--the death of something precious--the end of a season.  Today's tears---thankfully--mostly come from a deep joy---a profound peace---a sure knowledge---of The One who has held every tear--counted them--and faithfully holds me as I cry.

Praise Him--for my tears.


You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.
Psalm 56:8







8 comments:

  1. What a beautiful psalm of praise, Lulu! I sing along with you ... and yes, those tears emerge for very good reasons.

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    1. I praise Him for His presence as each tear fell--good times and bad---HE is faithfully by my side!
      Bless You, Dear Friend!

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  2. I pray that you may be for ever consoled.

    God bless.

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  3. That was beautiful. I don't cry much. That little ability was stilted by a violently abusive father. I didn't DARE show any emotion around him for fear of his ire. I had to learn early to keep my own counsel. So, I only tear up when I'm really, really, really upset or moved and even then it's uncomfortable.
    Hope your day is blessed. ~:)

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    1. Ah, Sparky--I was raised in the Victorian adage that one did not show their emotions---ANY of them. God broke that dam a few years ago. I totally understand what you are saying though!
      Blessings, Friend!

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  4. I think this is my favorite!!! As a fellow cry er, I once asked God to please help me turn off the waterworks. But now I realize how cleansing those tears were and how beautiful they are. Thank you for today's blessing. love you

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    1. Does it not amaze you that He holds every tear ? Those tears are healing & cleansing & the outward sign of inward Joy - a gift from Him!
      Love you!

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Your comments keep my writing and often cause me to think. A written form of a hug or a pat on the back and an occasional slap into reality---I treasure them all!