Today’s Scripture Selection: Jeremiah 9:1
“Oh, that my head were a spring of water and my eyes a fountain of tears! I would weep day and night for the slain of my people.
He is known as the weeping prophet, for good reason.
Jeremiah was often moved to tears – even despair – over the plight of his people. But he also spent many hours in prayer, and receiving consolation, from God.
Just before the Scripture passage quoted above, the weeping prophet says,
“O my Comforter in sorrow, my heart is faint with me.”
I hope that you are led to call out in a similar way when your own tears come.
One of the most beautiful aspects of faith is that we are not alone in our sorrow – regardless of its cause.
One of the most powerful resources upon which we can call is the consolation of God – our Comforter – even when “easy” answers to our dilemma or distress are not forthcoming.
One of the wonderful examples Christ provides for us in all this is how he could both laugh – and weep – fully.
So, prophet or not, you and I can be certain of one thing:
God cares about our tears.
And that alone can make them far more bearable.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for your compassion that surrounds me when tears come – as they must come – to all of us. AMEN.