Monday, November 22, 2010

Understanding Tears

"...tears are simply the heart’s language when words aren’t enough."

Hmmm...those are words from Jesus straight to my heart today. To make a LONG story short, I've always "prided" myself on not being a crier. I think there's a freedom class I missed back in my childhood about the purpose of tears ;) Anyhoo, God has been unveiling in me - over the past month or so - a new heart. A big part of that process is peeling off layers of junk that stand in the way of feeling (cuz when you can't feel as much, you don't hurt as much). I've been finding myself tearing up in conversations over things I wouldn't have budged at [emotionally] before. I've even joked that this whole process is revealing a mushy part of my heart that I didn't even know existed. It's wonderful but a little scary at the same time. Vulnerability is so much more exposing than strength.

Wow, okay. I didn't mean to write that much! The short end to this long story? Your description of tears was that sweet answer for me that cuddles up and relaxes into the corner of my heart. Tears aren't a sign of weakness, they are "the language of my heart when words aren't enough". 
This is part of my comment on a blog I read this morning on Destiny In Bloom. As so often happens with blog comments, Holy Spirit unpacks more meaning as I write, which is why I have to make those comments their own blogs - my journal stone- so I can hold onto the revelation for myself here.

1 comment:

  1. I cry. You cry. *high five* We are gradually morphing into those aged prayer warriors who cry over everything!