The Blood of the Soul#
Tears are the blood of the soul. As the tide flows, so can tears wax and wane.
Weeping does not escape Heaven's eyes. He does not despise the tears of the broken, or the wailing from misfortune.
Tears roll from hardship, joy or the recognition of sin.
The Lord has heard the voice of my weeping. (Psalm 6:8)
Tears have a voice. God has an eye upon a man's tears, as well as upon his prayers.
Penitent tears are divine ambassadors, which never return from the throne of grace without answers of grace.
Peter said nothing, but went out and wept bitterly--and obtained mercy.
Tears are a kind of silent prayers, which will at last prevail for mercy.
A sinner's face never shines so beautiful, as when it is bedewed with penitential tears.
I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears! (Isaiah 38:5)#
Remember our Lord wept in Gethsemane. The deepest of sadness flooded His soul, well before our tears ever filled our soul.
Today's Soul Snippet:
'Vanity is the fruit of ignorance.' ~ Alexander Ross
#Thomas Brooks (1608 -1680), puritan preacher and author, with SoulSupply additions