Sunday, March 14, 2010

Tears in a bottle

One of my favorite verses in the entire Bible is the following taken from the New Living Translation:

Psalm 56:8

8 You keep track of all my sorrows.[a]
You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
You have recorded each one in your book.

How amazing is that? Our God loves us so much that he has collected every one of our tears in a bottle and kept track of every sorrow. When you feel sad because your brother or sister hurt your feelings or you lost your special blankie or you don't feel well, all of those things are important to God. Every. single. tear. When you are older and you get your heart broken or you lose a friendship or don't make the team....he keeps track of all your sorrows. You know what that means? We are never alone in our sadness! He is, not only with us, but he is collecting each tear. What a wonderful image for us to remember.

Gracious and Loving God, we are amazed at your concern for us, that you would count every tear and collect them. Thank you for loving us so big. Thank you for always being with us and comforting us in our times of sadness. We continue to be amazed by you. Help us to love like you. In your name we pray. Amen.

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