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The Record-keeping of God

Tears come easier for some of us than others, but they convey so very much when they are shed. Since I am not one to cry at the drop of a hat, I begin by pondering when the tears of my "heart" have been shed and some of the things I was expressing in those moments of tearful sorrow, happiness, or fear. The emotions we express in our tears range from extreme disappointment to sheer agony associated with great loss. Our tears actually speak much when we are unable to speak all we'd like to express, don't they? Maybe that is why Jesus keeps track of tear we shed - because of the volumes they speak. You've kept track of my every toss and turn through the sleepless nights, each tear entered in your ledger, each ache written in your book. (Psalm 56:8) Another translation actually says God collects our tears in a bottle. From the very first tears cried as we came bawling into this world to the very last tear shed from our weary eyes, God collects them all. For some,