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Psalms 56:8
by: Pastor Shane
date posted: 5/20/2008 3:14:35 AM

I find that my eyes are watering up more often lately.  I felt my vision get a little blurry just the other day when I watched an old home movie with my Mom in it. These days I even find them getting moist from certain songs I hear, stories I read, and thoughts I have. Some think I am getting sentimental in my middle years. I think I am just getting wiser and more in touch with God's love.

     Not all of my tears are loving and joyful ones, either. I have had tears of sadness too. I have had tears of grief for those dear people that I lost. I have had tears of empathy in seeing the trials of my friends are going through.

     Even with the moist eyes and mixed feelings, however, I wouldn't change who I am today. I have more love in my heart and joy in my soul than ever before. I have found too that it is our own caring souls that God uses to help heal the world. It may open us up to more pain and suffering, but God always gives us the strength, love, and goodness to handle it. It may give us a few more tears, but God makes sure that most of them are ones of joy, compassion, and kindness.

     It is far better to have wet eyes and a warm, loving heart than dry eyes and be dead on the inside.

Don't be scared to let your eyes go moist then. Those tears will clear your vision to see God's spirit in everyone you meet. Those tears will open your heart to all the love that God wants to bless you with. Those tears will strengthen your soul so that you can bring joy, compassion, and healing to all those around you. God gave you tears to ease your pain and tears to express your joy. Use them both to make this world a better place.

Psalms 56:8
You have kept record of my days of wandering.
You have stored my tears in your bottle and counted each of them.
Praying that you will withstand every trials of life in Christ Jesus our Lord and Saviour.

Pastor Shane, Rose and Kayla

 

 


 





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