Tears Can Refresh Our Souls

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. Psalms 126:5 (ASV)

Do you ever find yourself moved to tears?

Tears can be good for the soul

Without fail, at least once a month or more in church I find myself in tears.  Not because I’m sad, but because I’ve been touched.  I’ve been touched by the music, or God has spoken to me through the sermon, or a part of my heart has found healing and I’m even moved to tears when a new Christian walks forward to accept Christ.

These tears aren’t bad or even sad, but refreshing and rejuvenating.

I often express my feelings in tears.  When my heart is touched, I cry.

I have a very tender heart.  When something touches me, tears are quick to come.  Just watching a child move forward and accept Christ can bring tears to my eyes.  So can a happy occasion like a wedding or a sad occasion like a funeral.  I know a book is really good when it makes me cry. Even though I’m an adult, I still cry every time Frosty the Snowman melts.

What I have discovered is that tears are good for us.  They refresh the soul and bring a cleansing.  When Lazarus died, we are told that Jesus was greatly troubled.  John 11:35 says  “Jesus wept.”  (ASV)}.  I figure if the Savior of mankind could cry in his sorrow, then it’s good enough for me.

What moves you to tears?  Do you feel cleansed after a good cry?




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