Psalm 56:8 ESV “You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book?”

In ancient times, some 3000 years ago, mourners were known to save the tears they shed over lost loved ones who died in battle. This tradition gave birth to lacrymatories or urnae lacrymales – small vials of glass or pottery that were buried with the deceased. 

Tears can occur when a foreign object enters the area.
They can be produced through irritation, emotion, a strong odor or taste.
They can come at the most unpredictable times.
When your heart is aching over a lost love.
When you’ve shared angry words with a friend or spouse.
When a loved one departs this temporary life.
When you feel alone, betrayed, hopeless.
When there are no words to express what is in the heart.
God give us these little raindrops to renew us – to release the sadness –
To wash away anger, frustration, grief, loss.                                                                               
Every time I cry, I feel as though the flood gates have opened.
Once the cry is over there is true sense of relief.


About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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5 Responses to GOD SAVES OUR TEARS

  1. K.L. Hale says:

    Mama K,…This came at just the right time. It seems I’m shedding tears so much. I know my situation is provoking them. And at times, it’s sheer love for my Lord. I don’t know why I’m crying so much. I thought my “good” cry a couple of weeks ago really purged me. But I’m finding my tears to be a cycle like my laughter. I’ll never forget that Jesus is walking right beside me. He is working through family and friends such as you. Your words hit straight to my heart. I love you and continue to pray for you and Paul daily. 💕

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      I know just what you mean. I think this time of year has a lot to do with falling tears. I know it is for me. There are so many emotions running ram ant right now, but tear absolutely fall in abundance when we think of the cost of our salvation and the joy that little baby in a manger brought to the world. They are tears of sadness and joy all mixed up and saved in God’s bottle for the ages. I am hoping that you know it’s OK to cry and let it all out sometimes, just as much as it is to laugh. I do a lot of both all the time. I’m sure my guardian angel wonders about my sanity. Prayers for you daily, my dear child. Paul and I are grateful for yours as well.

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      • K.L. Hale says:

        I love and appreciate your wisdom. I’m so glad to let it all out. It really does feel good. And laughing is so wonderful, too. I feel your prayers and love~no matter the distance. Thank you. 🙏🏻💕

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  2. Beautiful, Kathy – and instructive! I was blessed by your wonderful exchange in the comments!

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