Heart Crying

This is a new term that God popped into my head. Heart crying is the kind of crying you do when you empathize with a person but are not shedding actual tears. 

It is compassion, sensitivity and tenderness to another’s feelings. It is not wailing, lamenting or howling at their situation, but instead it is a willingness to understand their plight.

Funerals are like that, don’t you think? The person has lost their parent and I sympathize but generally I don’t sob like they might be doing.

I expect the opposite is heart rejoicing. I am glad you passed your examination but I am not glad in the ecstatic way that you are.

God says that our hearts cry or rejoice with more enthusiasm when we become a Christian.

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. (Ezekiel 36:26, NIV)

So fleshly-hearted ones, heart cry, heart rejoice anywhere you can…for God gave you the ability to do just that.

You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. (2 Corinthians 3:3, NIV)

Prayer- Thank you Lord; for giving us hearts that feel the feelings of others. Amen.

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