I find myself crying more these days. When I was growing up I somehow was under the impression that crying and tears were embarrassing, especially for a guy, so I worked hard at never crying. Unfortunately, or fortunately now that I have given it some thought, I tend to cry easily while watching movies (fortunately since that was something that originally attracted my wife to me before we dated, she noticed me crying while watching “The Hiding Place”). Well since then I have come to embrace my emotions more and am not ashamed to cry now. I once read somewhere that, “Tears are God’s safety valve for the soul.”
I don’t know about you, but as I have gotten older I have realized there is a lot more to cry about than when I was younger and more innocent. I guess that is neither good or bad, it just is. The good thing about it is that I am now OK with crying. Speaking of crying, I cry almost every time I hear Kim Walker Smith’s new song, “Undone.” I think the reason is because it so reflects how I feel. The utter darkness and faithless of my heart and God’s incredible, abounding love. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSdm4Llz1W0 I highly recommend it. Have a box of Kleenex handy.
John 11:32-35 “When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. “Where have you laid him?” he asked. “Come and see, Lord,” they replied. “Jesus wept.”