“Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. He who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seed for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him” (Psalm 126:5, 6).
When the seeds you sow are mixed with tears the yield is multifold. We may sow the Gospel seeds. We may sow for the ministry. We may sow the dead who died for the eternity in Christ. But it is very sure that every seed sown with tears will have a good yield.
The farmer who carries the seeds for sowing goes with a glorious hope. His hope is that the seeds sown by him will very soon give out the roots and sprouts and become a plant soon and then a tree bearing fruits in large number. Similar to this, when you nurture your children pray for them with tears and involve them in studies. Pray with tears that the ministry multiplies the Spiritual souls.
Give your tithe and offerings to God with prayer and sacrifice. Jesus was watching a poor widow offering two mites for the ministry. The two mites may look too less in the eyes of the world. But she had put in all that she had for her whole livelihood. Her poverty and her inability to give more to God would have squeezed her heart. What a great joy would have awaited her during her entry into eternity? She would have been fully satisfied on seeing the result of her tears.
What a great model, Christ has been, for us to sow with tears! The tears He shed in the tomb of Lazarus raised him from death. The tear He shed in the Garden of Gethsemane has resulted in the rise of lakhs of prayer warriors. In the days of His flesh, He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears (Hebrews 5:7).
The Lord Jesus Christ who went in the path of tears will definitely have compassion over your tears. Is it not? How can He pretend as though He has not seen your troubles? Surely He will wipe your tears and turn your tears into joy.
That day when He noticed the tears of Hagar guided him to the fountain. When He saw the tears of the King of Hezekiah, He added fifteen years to his life span. That day, David asked God “Put my tears into your bottle; are they not in your book?” (Psalm 56:8). God guarded him against all the evils and commanded victory over the binding of satan. Dear children of God there is going to be an answer definitely for every prayer you make with tears.
To meditate: “God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes” (Revelation 21:3, 4).