Sometimes we’re ashamed of tears. Sometimes tears are so beautiful. One early morning I saw a man who I could tell had been crying. He looked a little sheepish about the state of his eyes. A little puffy. A little swollen. Indicating he had likely cried the tears he had told me the last time I had seen him that he would probably cry. I didn’t have the sense he was a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, and I am so thankful that I had had the opportunity to give him my Gospel tract and my latest book I had written. But this isn’t the point of this message anyway. This message is about TEARS OF LOVE . The kind of tears we should all have. And, even if we don’t have the tears, we should have the LOVE.
Why had the man likely been crying? He had been a summer camp counselor and fallen in love with the precious children in his care. He had formed a bond with them. He had grown to care deeply about them. And his summer job the day I ran into him was coming to an end. That very day, he would have to say goodbye. Knowing he would likely never see the children again. Thus came the tears. Tears of caring and kindness and compassion and love in a world that so often these days seems to be devoid of love.
I said goodbye to the man knowing I would likely never see him again just like he would probably not see the kids again. How thankful I am for the opportunity God had given me to see the kind of love I wish I would see so much more of in this world. Love for others. The kind of love that brings tears when it’s time to say goodbye.
Please, friend, remember God’s greatest commands to love Him with all our hearts and to love one another. This day, and every day, please remember to love. With all your heart. God. And others. Oh, yes, remember to love!
“And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:” 1 Thessalonians 3:12 KJV