Tears In a Bottle


You save my tears in a bottle*,

They are important to You.

Even when I was unaware,

You’ve been present for my

Seasons of sorrow, days

Of tossing, wanderings.

I need no answer to “why” You

Don’t prevent small unkindness, nor

Wounds from cruel words, deceits,

Egregious acts, vicious betrayals.

I’m old enough in faith that such questions

Matter less than they once did; for I’m

Secure and certain about Who You Are,

And who I am “in Christ”.

It is sufficient to know I’m

Your beloved daughter—

No longer an outcast;

That for now, I see as through

A glass darkly—because Faith

Itself is an exquisite mystery.

Your love is sweeter than any

Earthly nectar…perhaps when

We meet at last You will pour

From that bottle of my tears, and

I will taste, discover the flavor sublime.

For the distillation will be complete:

All pain from the tears gone,

Only glory’s eternal joy remaining ~

Oh Father, that happy day.

ยฉJael Sook, 2017 All rights reserved.

*New Living Translation
You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.ย  Psalm 56:8


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