Sometimes the tears flow very freely.
And on other occasions that big lump develops
In my throat, but tears will not come to
Give vent to the feelings deep down inside.
I am realizing today how tears mean
Different things in varying situations.
They can express sorrow or joy: resentment
or forgiveness; loneliness or thankfulness;
Remorse or reprieve – the complete range of
It heightens Your kinship with my tears
As I reflect on the mother who knows each
Cry of her infant offspring. There are cries
Of hunger, of indigestion, of just – plain
Fussiness, or cries from irritations of all kinds
(both physical and emotional.)
As a child of Yours, Lord, I can see how
My Heavenly Father, notices and understands
Each feeling of my life’s experience.
A Christian song title comes to mind,
“Tears are a language God understands.”
Please help me not to stifle my tears. They are
a natural release for those God- given feelings!
-by Chaplain Don