The Telescope of Tears

February 17th, 2009

Tears are often the telescope through which we can see into heaven.

As I sat there in my prison cell weeping and mourning over the great destruction I had caused in my life and in the lives of so many others, my heart and soul began calling out to the Lord. Of course I did. I had nothing else.

At first, nothing. There was absolutely no assurance that my prayers and tears were going any farther than the concrete ceiling and floor. Nothing was getting through. But as I looked into Gods Word and began to wait on Him, my tears of sorrow and brokenness began to be used in a way that showed me just how loving God really is.

There is a passage in Scripture that says this: “The sorrow that is according the will of God produces repentance without regret, leading to salvation; but the sorrow of the world produces death.” (II Cor 7:10) The world around us, when we are down, broken and defeated, (regardless of the cause) would seek to beat us until even the gift of life is gone. But when we seek the Lord through repentance, the cross and the blood of Jesus, our tears become the lenses through which we see into heaven and there, in Christ, is life. Our Sorrow can lead to life.

We have tears for a reason. If its loss of a loved one, pain over regret, sadness over failure, physical pain, suffering of any kind, the Lord can use them to show us exactly who He is and how loved we are by Him. Look through your tears, no matter how painful, and you can see into heaven. But you must look. He’s waiting for you.

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