I had been praying after my devotions and I opened my eyes. A storm outside was raging and it was pouring rain. The curtains were open and the rain on my glass doors looked like tears pouring down the door.
It was as if the windows of heaven had been open and the tears of God came pouring down. I had been studying about Noah, and, so, Gen. 6: 5-6 was on my heart "And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
Beth Moore teaches about grief in her book Living Beyond Yourself. She says that "the word grief here comes from the Greek word Nacham and it embodies the expression of drawing breath or groaning as one would do while sobbing in grief. Imagine God expressing such grief. It was as if the sorrow of God took on physical form, much like ours does when we cry....the grief cut straight to the heart of God and He hurt."
The world is wicked. Hundreds, Thousands, Millions of people, because of their lack of trust in Jesus, are going to Hell. This cuts at the heart of God. He cries over the lack of belief. (See the Story of Lazarus). Do you? Does it hurt your heart that your neighbors, that people around you are lost, in need of a Savior. Do you cry over lost souls? Does it grieve you?
I pray that we will not only have eyes to see the lost but we will have tears.
Tears, Do you have them? If you don’t, pray for them today. –Rejoicing in the Present