The storm has passed...the rain has ceased for the moment.
Droplets of rain lay like glittering little crystals on leaves and flowers alike.
So much pain in this world;
so many tears.
Not one week seems to pass without bringing more news
of suffering, loss, sorrow and death.
Such has it been since Cain lifted his hand to take his brother Abel's life.
Does God cry I ask as I lift my eyes towards the heavens?
Does He feel this family's pain;
does He feel my pain?
I know Jesus wept...
for the Bible says so and I believe what is written there.
It also says that
the only begotten Son of the living God
knew pain and sorrow firsthand.
Verse after verse, I read accounts of His walk among mankind...
among those experiencing storms of disease, loss and oppression--
those with little or no hope.
Yes, Christ saw the cruelty of man against his fellow man;
He saw a world where the Golden Rule was not followed
He knew well what that cost those He had come to save;
those He gave His life's blood for.
Does God cry?
I don't know the answer, for the Bible doesn't say...
but I DO know God loves those who cry
and I know He longs to comfort them.
I long to comfort a family
experiencing great sorrow in a nation far from my own--
a family I do not know,
but a family known to God.
Today I also long for a world where we love one another as He loves us.
Thou tellest my wanderings:
put Thou my tears into Thy bottle: are they not in Thy book?
Psalm 56:8 KJV
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;
and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying,
neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away.
Revelation 21:4 KJV