It was the only gift that I could think to give to Tim and the children. They are white and monogrammed with a light blue “S” that is the color of Julie’s eyes. They catch tears. This side of heaven, there will be many moments when tears will come. I can imagine days when they will be sad and lonely and tears will flow freely. I can see beautiful memories and funny stories that will make them shed a tear. I bet there will be special events in the future that are so often marked by strong emotions. I hope this gift catches some of those tears and reminds them that God is doing likewise.
Psalm 56:8 You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle.
What kind of God keeps that kind of record? One that says,” You are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you.” Isaiah 43:4
There will be many times for tears, but He promises to be with us until we reach Heaven and then it will be like this:
God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away EVERY tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. Revelation 21: 3-4
Our children have that verse memorized and we quote it all the time. It has such hope- We all long for that kind of freedom, that kind of presence with God, that kind of joy. And it is coming…