Welcome to the last week of 52 Bible Verses for a Joy Filled Year series!!!!!!!!!
Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed reading this series and taking the challenge of applying the verse to your life each week. I pray God has shown you how each verse works in your life.
Here is the final verse and what a beautiful one –
They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore…For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
Thank you for taking this 52-week journey with me. Hopefully, God has shown you how at least some of these verses apply to your life.
Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to encourage widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s used those skills while working as a call center team leader, facilitating a grief support group and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, lover of golden retrievers and an amateur photographer.
Today’s post is part of the devotion I read this morning from Streams in the Desert devotional by L.B. Cowman; edited by Jim Reimann.
The flowers live by the tears that fall
From the sad face of the skies;
And life would have no joys at all
Were there no watery eyes.
Love the sorrow, for grief will bring
Its own reward in later years;
The rainbow! See how fair a thing
God has built up from tears.
Henry S. Sutton
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.
It is now 2 weeks until Christmas Day. A day you may be dreading because while you are with family or friends crying is not acceptable – or so you think.
Christmas Day 2008
I got most of my crying out of the way in the morning because I was not with Joe’s family till mid-afternoon. I believe there were a few tears shed that afternoon but my memory of Christmas day is hazy. A hazy memory is good because most of 2008 is a blur. I just remember bits and pieces here and there.
If I remember correctly, most of my tears and theirs came when I gave each family member gift bags containing several of Joe’s favorite movies. The movies I gave them where some of his favorites and a way for them to the type of person their brother and uncle was.
Overall Christmas 2008 was a wonderful day because family was together and the shedding of tears was acceptable.
One Of God’s Many Gifts
Beside Jesus, God gave us the gift of tears. He knows crying is healthy because it washes away your grief and makes you feel better as you release some of your sadness.
Christmas Day 2013
So if laughter, some happy memory of your loved one or just the fact it is Christmas Day makes you cry, let your tears of unspeakable love flow.
Thanks to my friend Susan for sharing this quote with me. 🙂
“And the smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through tears.”
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox