Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – October 25, 2014
Jesus wept. John 11:35
Tears are evidence of a kind and caring heart. They are the nectar of God that brings sweet support to another suffering soul. Moist eyes make a friend feel understood and accepted. It is this tenderness of spirit that seizes a hurting heart and doesn’t let go until it lingers long in love. Tears create crevices of comfort where words will never lodge. Indeed, liquid love is possible for anyone whose heart has been touched by the love of Jesus. Weep for injustice, cry over sin, and ask the Lord to glorify Himself out of your tears.
When our tear ducts have dried up, our heart may have shriveled up. When we are too strong to cry, we may have become too weak to really care. When the tears of others make us uncomfortable, we may be comfortable in our own self-reliance. However, when we comprehend the compassion of Christ and see His wet eyes of love for us, we weep. He weeps over our loss; He cries for our comfort; He hurts over our hurt. He weeps for us. Perhaps you ask forgiveness with moist eyes of contrition or embrace a loved one with a comforting caress. Your liquid love speaks volumes when words won’t work.
“When Paul had finished speaking, he knelt down with all of them and prayed. They all wept as they embraced him and kissed him” (Acts 20:36-37).
Related Readings: Nehemiah 1:4; Job 30: 25; Psalm 137:1; Luke 22:62
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