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Here they come again.  Tears.  The thought in your head is it seems like they come all too frequently these days.  The slightest thing brings them.  You wonder why.  Sometimes they embarrass you.  Sometimes they comfort you.  Sometimes they don’t do anything and you can’t even figure out why they showed up!  But they do.  Generally they are not anticipated and come unannounced.  Anyway, here they come again…

There are times your eyes fill and you start thinking, “Oh please, not again.  Not now.”  But the harder you try to hold them back the more they seem to run down your face and eventually your whole body is shaking.

I believe our tears are tiny gifts.  God sends them when we need them most.  He knows how we feel.  He knows with what we are struggling.  He knows.  And he sends tears to flow down our cheeks and carry away emotion, stress, pain, grief, and sorrow.  This is not theology.  It’s just how I feel about your tears and mine.  I may even be right.  Even Jesus cried.

When Jesus saw her weeping and saw the other people wailing with her, he was moved with indignation and was deeply troubled.  “Where have you put him,” he asked.  They told him, “Lord come and see.”  Then Jesus wept.  The people who were standing nearby said, “See how much he loved him.” John 11:33-36


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