Do you collect something? I collect angels and cobalt blue glass. Usually we collect something that is precious to us. I love angels and feel that cobalt blue is the colour of my soul. Do you know that God collects some things too? They must be something really precious, right?
You keep track of all my sorrows.
You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
You have recorded each one in your book.
My enemies will retreat when I call to you for help.
This I know: God is on my side!
(Psalm 56:8-9, NLT, emphasis added,*)
God collects tears
God collects also your tears. They are special. You are special. God is on your side. All the time. Especially when you’re crying your heart out and in need of tender loving care. Rest in him. Bask in his love.
And when he took the scroll, the four living beings and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp, and they held gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of God’s people. (Rev. 5:8 NLT,*)
God collects prayers
God collects also your prayers. They are special too. Our prayers matter. Hence never underestimate the power of prayer. Never neglect to pray. Because prayer is eternal. It connects us with God. And it changes things. For better.
Maybe we should start collecting the same things as God? Tears and prayers of God’s people.
Thank you for loving us so deeply.
Thank you for collecting our tears
and embracing us when we are weakest.
Thank you for collecting our prayers
and inviting us to be part of what you’re doing.
Come and change us, Lord.
May we all see the world how you see it.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U:Do you feel precious and special because God collects your tears and prayers?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you embrace what God collects: tears and prayers of God’s people!
* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses toBiblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.].Pin It