Have you ever had a sip of tear-water tea as described in the children’s book by Arnold Lobel, called Owl at Home? Basically, the owl wants to have some tea water tea but must first get some tears. He cries himself a kettle full and then proclaims the tea to be good, even if a little salty.
When did you last fill your kettle with tears? Why did you fill it? What kinds of things caused your tears? Who did you remember so that you could cry for them? Where did you sit to have your tea? How long do you cry? How did the tea taste? A little salty I presume?
The Bible records many who cried tears for one reason or another. Job certainly had good reason to cry. His life as he knew it was over. He was financially ruined, his wife had no patience with him and his friends were an irritant. He took his salty tears where they did the most good.
My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God. (Job 16:20, NIV)
Where do you direct your tears? God-Ward is the best direction ever.
Prayer- Lord our hearts are heavy and we have nowhere to turn. You are our only hope. For Christ’s sake. Amen.