Wednesday, December 1, 2004

TEARS ARE ONLY TEMPORARY

One of my favorite writers is George MacDonald, I've written a few entries on him. One thing he wrote was "God has come to wipe away our tears. He is doing it; He will have it doen as soon as He can; and until He can He would have them flow without bitterness; to which end He tells us it is a blessed thing to mourn because of the comfort that is on the way." This is one of my favorite quotes, it seems like while we wait for that comfort, we can be assured that we will not be tested beyond our ability to bear the trial. My mom always used to tell me that growing up. Every difficult circumstance is times with exact precision. Screened though with His perfect love. We won't suffer one moment more, nor will we suffer more than it necessary. So why am I so hard headed, why does it take me more than one time to learn some lessons, yep that's what's going through my head. Guess sometimes the waters are deep. But deep down I always know that everything is going to be alright. Maybe I just need a good cry. What's the saying, "Tears are often the telescope by which we can see into heaven."

2 comments:

barbpinion said...

Tears really are the telescope by which we can see heaven, Derek. I know. I've cried a lot this week but know that the hurt is a temporary thing. JOY WILL COME IN THE MORNING.  I look forward to that. {{{Derek }}}}  *Barb*

judithheartsong said...

Boy, I'm with you. I have been doing a lot of crying lately. Big warm hugs my friend, judi