Tears In A Bottle

How do they get those miniature ships in a bottle? I guess it is like the elephant jokes, very carefully! The mysterious notes in bottles that drift ashore are nearly as intriguing. It seems that mankind puts a variety of things in bottles, both for protection and display. Bottles come in various sizes, shapes, and colors. Maybe you collect bottles; many people do.   

Have you ever seen a bottle of tears? No, it is not a scientific experiment, or some warped idea of a joke. Have you ever heard the expression, I am not going to waste my tears on him or her? If you are God’s child, no tears are wasted.

“Thou hast taken account of my wanderings; put my tears in Thy bottle; are they not in Thy book (Psalm 56:8 NAS).” Every tear we shed is of worth to God, who created our tear ducts. In Luke we read the beautiful story of a woman washing Jesus feet with her tears. (Luke 7:44). I wonder what that bottle looks like. It might sit on a mantle in the house of the Lord. One day the Lord will wipe away all our tears in Heaven. (Revelation 7:17). For now let them flow, “He who goes to and fro weeping, carrying his bag of seed, shall indeed come again with a shout of joy, bringing his sheaves with him (Psalm 126:6 NAS).”


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