Gathered Tears


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As a little girl, she had her parents take care of her. She had someone to look after her. When hurt, she had someone to run to, to cry out to, someone who knew what the problem could be. They do not want to see her cry, her parents because that would hurt them too. Then she grew older and saw that she was saddled with the responsibility of taking care of herself and wiping her own tears whenever she was hurt or down emotionally.

She had to face the monster called life herself. Then she started thinking why does it look like no one hears her, why can't someone just look and see beyond what is on my face, it is beyond this my painting, it is beyond this fake smile I put on daily. If only they could see that I am down and weary, if only they could see that when I smile, my eyes are soaked with tears, only if they could see that whenever I said I am fine, I am not.

She had gotten to the point where she thought of ending it all, for no one could hear her silent tears and cries for help. She was no longer under the shadow of her parents, they are departed, and she was now alone in this cruel world where no one cared about her weeping and groaning. But one thing she forgot was that she did not create herself, that she has not been the one wiping her tears even she could not hear or walk, only if she could see that it is beyond her parents wiping her tears away when she was little, only if she could see that before she conceived, the Lord knew her and that she had never been alone. Only if she knew that there is one who never sleeps nor slumbers. Someone who saw beyond her makeup, the mask she hid her swollen eyes behind, someone whose ears are always open to her silent tears and call for help.

Only if she could just see that she had a father that knew beyond what her earthly parent knew, only if she knew that there is one that is always ready to turn her mourning into joy.Only if she could see that all that she needed to do was to look up to the one who hears her and sing out loud, here I am, down on my knees again, speak to me Lord, speak to me, Lord.

Only if she could surrender all to the One who would not leave nor forsake her, for he is the Lord who incline unto us and hears our cry. He is the one who brings us out of the pit of wretchedness, out of the miry clay and set our feet upon the rock, Christ. If she could see that her tears her gathered by the Lord and He is giving answers to her request, only if she could see that her mourning could be turned into dancing again.

Open your eyes and see beyond that which seems real, look above and see that He has gathered your tears and answers are being released to you right now. See that there is one who sees you, know that the God of all comfort keeps watch over your tears and they are all caught up in his palms. Know that though weeping may last for a night joy has come for you today and that's why we are rendering our praises, saying though our tears have fallen, the Lord has gathered it all.

I want you to know and remember what the Psalmist said in Psalm 126 which is true for us today, that when the Lord returns the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dreamed, our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of Joy, then it was said among the nations, the Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with Joy. He has restored our fortunes, for those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy, those who go out weeping carrying seeds to sow will now return with songs of joy carrying sheaves with them.

All because the Lord has heard and kept a record of our tears. HALLELUYAH!

Taye Roseline Ogunniyi, 2020


by Adeola Gbalajobi Published

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