Stop fighting! It makes me cry!
I remember when I was around four I could hear shouting downstairs; its intensity made me cry. My father in full swing suddenly became aware of my presence and stopped. His face changed from anger to guilt. I asked him to stop yelling as it made me very sad. Dad sidled over and picked me up, wiping my tears away. His hug brought comfort and a blessed silence for the night. His face sad as he tucked me back into bed and kissed my forehead, but he shed no tears, even seeing his princess upset by the row.
In fact, I never saw my father cry.
God’s love for us made Him cry
How beautiful then to see my Father in Heaven produce tears for his children. He wept from His soul innocent sobs flowing from the depths of Eden.
Luke 19:41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it.
Can you imagine God weeping, knowing that He loves us that much, He would shed tears?
We mean all eternity to Him.
Wow, do you comprehend the enormity of that statement?
How our hearts need to cry with exuberance, our souls sing out anthems of Glory to the Highest. Our tongues worship our Dad who is not afraid to show His love.
Does God love me?
When we state that we don’t know how much God loves us or if he really does, open your eyes to His tears. God’s cry is for you.
Luke 23:34 Forgive them; for they know not what they do.
He shed blood, sweat, and tears to bring you closer to Him.
Luke 22:44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
Missing a father’s love?
If you have not experienced the love of an earthly father or seen him cry with joy or sadness over you, then take heart because God through Jesus is not afraid to show His children how He feels. He is not too macho to cry. God does not have a stiff upper lip (yes, very English). And remember we mean all eternity to Him.
Not only does God show his emotions but He sings and rejoices.
The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. Zephaniah 3:17
God’s Amen, Alleluia
Yes, your heavenly Dad sings over you! After making the world “which was very good” God created us, WE became His Amen.
When on the cross the Father made the Son sin so that we could be made the righteousness of God in Him, then did God join the Heavenly Choir and sing His Alleluia. Jesus became His encore, His pièce de résistance, His crescendo the Song of Songs.
“ For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21
Can you image God singing with the Heavenly Choir as He gazes at you, me, us? Take a deep breath and breathe that fact in and out.
When we delight in God, the creation of the world becomes His greatest pleasure. His tears for us through Jesus, bring joy. Dad’s cry of delight for us has built a mansion in Heaven waiting for our arrival.