The Tear's Majestic Beauty

June 24, 2019
by Cheryl Mariano (Cheremiah)

I recently asked my two great-grandsons, "Why did God give us tears?" The three-year-old answered, "Because we're crying", and the six-year-old said, "Hmmm, I got it! Because when we're sad we can't just make a noise. We have to make a noise and make tears at the same time." I love the pure, uncomplicated, childlike answers to questions that they seem come up with!

Tears are very important to us. They keep our eyes moist and flush out irritants. I don't know about you, but a good cry helps to calm me and bring about a peaceful feeling.

In John 11:35, we read that Jesus shed tears over Lazarus's tomb.

Revelation 21:4 – He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever. (NLT)

Psalm 56:8 – You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book. (NLT)

I'm sure that you and I have shed tears too innumerable for us to count, but praise God! He has counted and collected every one, and each one means something special to God.

I wrote the following poem while interceding for the lost and wayward loved ones in my life. I pray that it will minister to you and encourage you to keep praying on the behalf of others, no matter how hopeless things may seem.

    The Tear's Majestic Beauty

    'Tis the tiniest thing that we've ever beheld
    The delicate drop of a tear
    But it holds deep within the power of God
    And to Him it is something so dear

    The droplet that falls appears crystal clear
    And only the Master can see
    The vast depth it contains of faith, hope, and trust
    Accomplishing its destiny

    It can fall to the ground, on a sleeve, or a face
    They are numbered and then safely kept
    God then writes in a book the day they were shed
    And the person for whom we have wept

    The deep crystal river in heaven so pure
    Is majestic I'll have to agree
    But your tears hold a beauty to Me all their own
    God's voice gently whispers to me

    Attached to each one is the incense of prayer
    And when it's time for My will to be done
    I will soften their heart with the tears you have shed
    For I've collected and stored every one

Prayer: Lord, we thank You that our tears mean so much to You that You collect them and store them. One day in eternity, we will understand their full purpose. We also thank You for renewed strength to continue to pray and not give up on praying for those in need. Thank You, in Jesus' name. Amen.

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Cheryl Mariano (Cheremiah) <cherylmariano@gmail.com>
Chandler, Arizona, USA

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1 Comment

  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    I shed a tear over your beautiful Devotional!!


    Yes, god to know, good to share. Thank you.


    Very beautiful, thank you! Blessings, Cheremiah.


    Another beautiful Devotional and prayer, Cheremiah.


    Wonderful! Thank you.
    (Texas)


    Thanks for a good word today Cheryl.
    Blessings.


    Cheryl, Thank you for sharing this devotional and poem with us. You are truly a blessing. Blessings.


    As usual, that was beautiful Cheremiah, it brought a tear to my own eyes.
    God bless!


    I had forgotten that lovely verse in the Psalms about our tears and his bottle. Thank you for a lovely writing today.


    Thank you, Cheryl.
    I enjoyed your submission.
    I will read it to my G-kids.


    Hi Cheremiah,
    Another great devotional! How poignant your lovely poem is – you are such a wordsmith!
    Blessings.


    What a beautiful poem you wrote about tears in today’s devotional. It brought tears to my eyes! It’s beyond wonderful to know that our God keeps track of each one! Thank you for your faithfulness in writing.


    Cheryl: Thank you so much for this lovely devotional about tears. They do release a lot of tension within us, and I always recall about Jesus shedding tears when someone I love is embarrassed by their tears. I love your poem.
    God Bless.


    Hello my friend,
    That is a beautiful poem. Great job. Amazing that God would keep track of our tears!! I don’t think I have ever realized that before or put 2 and 2 together. Wow.
    God bless.


    Good morning Cheremiah,
    Good devotional as usual. Love the poem, you are amazing. When I have some time, I am going to look up your devotionals and print the poems.
    Thank you for writing, keep up the good work
    Blessings.


    Dear Cheremiah
    What a wonderfully sensitive look at tears and God’s purpose therein. I’d never thought much about tears before, but they are an expression of our joys, fears, sympathy, and so much more. But when tears come from those motivations, they are straight from the pureness of heart. God knows.


    Greetings Cheremiah,
    Many thanks for another very special devotional and beautiful poem. Tears definitely happen for a specific reason and are an extra special treasure to our Lord. Loved the way you expressed this.
    Many blessings to you for these special devotionals.
    (B.C.)


    Good Morning Cheryl,
    I read the Daily Devotional written by you this morning, and I wanted to thank you. I just moved and I shed so many tears since I moved here from Texas. We moved from Italy a few years ago and it was not easy, but Texas became home. Moving last month was such a shock for me and my son. We missed family and friends, and my husband did not understand our pain, which made it harder. You gave me a reminder that each tear my son and I shed was carefully collected by God. I feel His love and His voice telling me that He has a design for us here. Your poem filled my heart!
    Thank you and God bless you!


    Beautiful poem! Thank you.


    Thanks for the inspiring devotion.


    Lovely devotional, Cheryl.
    Thank you.
    B.C.)


    Cheremiah, I love your Great Grandsons answers!
    Tears are very personal – and sometimes hard to hide from other people.
    The Lord is very personal too, and nothing is hidden from His sight. Even the tiniest tear.
    Thank you for your encouragement, and sharing your deep thoughts through your Beautiful Devotions and Beautiful Poems, Cheremiah, I love your style, and before I finish reading, I quickly peek and sure enough, I find it’s written by you!

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