The Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces.
Who among us has not shed tears over hurts or sufferings we have endured? From the time we were children we shed tears and looked to others in hope for some comfort. Do you remember what it felt like the moment comfort was given by another person who really cared? Close your eyes and put yourself back there in your mind, just for moment. Feel the touch, the soft voice, and the compassionate eyes of the other.
Most of us don’t remember moments of comfort when harried and stressed, or depressed or angry. We run around in frenzy or sit sulking with our arms crossed. If we were children we would probably break free of any comforting embrace being offered. Don’t do that now in your mind or in real life!
”Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, went up on the mountain, and sat down there.” The people who followed Him placed the lame, blind, sick of body and mind, and “many others” at His feet to be healed. Those people weren’t fighting to get away. If anything they were fighting to get closer to Jesus. After all He was healing them. Can you imagine?
Sit still for a minute. Pick up the scriptures. Read very slowly, out loud if you must, Matthew 15:29-37. Be there in your mind and sit at His feet. Let yourself be comforted, even if it’s just for a couple of minutes.
The Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces— including yours.
All scripture here is from Matthew 15:29-37
Picture by Washington Allston (1779-1843), public domain, on Wikimedia Commons