Hello! Friends and family– I am back! It has been way too long for me. I have missed you all. An accident in late November really put me out of commission for a short time. But what better time to return then the first of a new year! A time when changes are everywhere! I hope today’s reading will bring you hope for the New Year. Of course a new year always brings about change for us all. And for many of us these changes drive out the tears hidden deep in our souls. Sometimes the tears are of happiness or sometimes these tears are from sadness. Also my fear will many times bring me tears. Fear of the changes. You know a lot of people would say don’t cry, but our shedding of tears can provide a comforting release. So if change is tampering with your life and emotions, open up your soul, and let the water works flow! God’s hands are large enough to catch them all! And more than large enough to turn those into wonderful blessings!
Tears of Change
My tear tumbles down my cheek.
It is like pearls breaking and falling slowly to the ground.
The tear rest upon my chest as my sorrow wells.
I don’t want God to see me cry.
I want Him to know I have faith.
I do have faith that He has all in His hands.
But the emotions of my heart stream forth like a wound just opened.
I know You gave me these emotions.
But so many times they just get away from me.
They open up like a bloom exposing its scent to the world.
My soul pops open releasing it hurt.
It knows change is coming.
It is afraid and scared.
The one change doesn’t cause this sorrow.
It is the change after change after change.
It happens when the changes are so close together.
And they keep coming.
And my soul says no more!
I am not telling God no more.
I am saying I am tired.
Of course He knows.
I cry more and more.
I sometimes wail when no one is listening.
Not because God is not there,
But because He is listening.
He catches my tears and feeds them to the sun.
It is then that I see the light through the tears.
The rainbow created lets me know hope is here.
Lori Rennae Hickman Chapman
I pray that rainbows come from your tears this week. Let the change that comes be a time of growth. And remember a physical release can always bring about a mental cleansing! Happy New Year and many blessings as our changes toward goodness carry us through 2017!