“Whenever you find tears in your eyes, especially unexpected tears, it is well to pay the closest attention. They are not only telling you something about the secret of who you are, but more often than not God is speaking to you through them of the mystery of where you have come from and where…you should go next.” (Frederick Buechner)
This is the quote of the week for me. I keep reading and re-reading it. Tasting the words, reflecting on the content. Pondering on the possibilites. Could tears be another gift from God?
Don’t lose your grip on Love and Loyalty. Tie them around your neck; carve their initials on your heart. Earn a reputation for living well in God’s eyes and the eyes of the people. Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.
(Proverbs 3:3-6, MSG)
Random acts of kindness bring tears in my eyes. Or when someone has had a really rocky road and finally makes a breakthrough. Or when something simply good and beautiful happens.
It feels like getting a glimpse of heaven right then and there in the midst of everything. It feels like an angel caressing your cheek. It feels like heaven would touch our very core being.
Tears are indeed good. They tell you that somethings is real, good and worth of pursuing. Which direction then to take? You know that in your heart.
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies;
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
Be bold and keep on doing good. Be bold and love your neighbor. Be bold and listen to your God. Be bold and go and do as God directs you. Be bold and live for God!
for the gift of tears,
for your guidance,
for random acts of kindness.
to know you more clearly,
to love you more dearly,
to follow you more nearly.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: What does bring tears in your eyes? What did you think of the quote?
And don’t forget the Wild Grace Blog Carnival next week! See Call for Submission! Be blessed!