When was the last time you cried?  Years, months, weeks or perhaps this very minute. Some people view it as childish or not manly. King David, one of the bible’s bravest warriors was known to have a good old sob more often than not.

‘I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.’ Psalm 6:6 (KJV)

Archaeologists have excavated tear bottles or wineskins that people used to catch and store their own tears. The containers were made of various types of materials—some were of glass, some of clay, others of sheep’s skin; the size and shape of course varied.

King David had his own tear bottle and believed that God would remember all his suffering.

‘Put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?’ Psalm 56:8 (KJV).

God remembers every tear you shed. He not only remembers but He will turn every single one of them into moments of Joy, Peace and Happiness.

So cry as much as you want for God is here and He is listening. Turn your tears into prayers.

Edited and adapted from David Marshall Miller, 16 December 2013. http://catholichope.blogspot.ie/

This article can be found in Mirror 0417.