WITHOUT TEARS WE COULD NOT SEE
By Synthia Esther
January 3, 2010
I cryed. My tears flowed like that of a water spigot, steady and streaming. My mistakes had cost me a great deal of sorrow, remorse, and pain. So it is with all of us, as we look in the mirror and face the reality of our own sin. Like that of the Prodigal son, who took his inheritance, and wasted it all away. Where were all his friends when the money was spent, and the party was over? Gone, like a leaf caught in the wind. Now his life was lived in a pig pen, suffering, toiling, and grieving.
Nothing changed for the Prodigal until he faced his mistakes with humility and remorse. He realized his rebellion against his father's rules was foolish, filled with inmaturity, self centeredness, and pride. In hindsight he concluded, rules were of upmost importance. For they served to provide a solid foundation for his happiness. He then affirmed, "I will arise and go to my father..." - Luke 15:18 (NKJV) The Prodigal son's reunion with his father was filled with love and acceptance. Indeed, it was a great day of happiness, when tears of sorrow and pain were replaced with tears of joy. Our past serve's a vital purpose, as do our tears. For without tears we could not see, for they lubricate and cleanse our eyes. So it is with our past mistakes, as they cleanse our spirit of false and faulty sin and assumptions.
Much like the Prodigal son, as we face our past we learn to forgive ourselves, and accept our heavenly Father's love, mercy, grace, and forgiveness. For nothing we can do will seperate us from His everlasting love. "Let the wicked forsake his way, and ...return to the Lord..." - Isaiah 55:7 (NKJV)
There will be no tears in heaven (Revelation 7:17). But until that great reunion with our holy Father, we are comforted to know, He will give His children beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that we might be called tress of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, in order that He might be glorified, - Isaiah 61:3 (KJV).
Copyright - 2010, Synthia Esther. All Rights Reserved.
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I asked God....
I Asked God Why I Wasn't Rich.
He showed me a man witht he wealth of a thousand kings, who was lonely, and had no one to share it with.
I Asked God Why I Wasn't Beautiful.
He showed me a woman more beautiful than any other, who was ugly because of her vanity.
I Asked God Why He's Allowed Me To Become Old.
He showed me a boy of 16, who lay dead at the scene of a car accident.
I Asked God Why I Didn't Have A Bigger House.
He showed me a family of six, who had just been evicted from their tiny shack, and were forced to live on the street.
I Asked God Why I Had To Work.
He showed me a man, who couldn't find a decent job, because he'd never learned to read.
I Asked God Why I Wasn't More Popular.
He showed me a socialite with a thousand friends, who all left the moment the money and parties were no longer there.
I asked God why I wasn't smarter.
He showed me a natural born genius, serving life in prison for making ill use of his knowledge.
I Asked God Why He Put Up With A Thank-Less Sinner Like Me.
He showed me His Bible. He showed me His Son, who took my place at the judgement. I knew then how much He loved me.
Remember, A Candle Loses Nothing By Lighting Another Candle.
If You See People Without A Smile, Give Them One Of Yours!