Are you a collector? Do you collect things like thimbles, spoons, watches, or a myriad of other things that folks collect?
Or do you collect things like worries, fears, hurts, unforgiveness, or hates?
Did you know that God is a collector?
Psalm 56:8 says, “You have COLLECTED all my tears and preserved them in your bottle! You have recorded every one in your book.”
As I read this verse the other day it got me to contemplating. Why would God collect my tears? Why save them in a bottle? What kind of bottle? Why write them down in his book?
I next asked myself, why do people collect things? I guess a few reasons could be that they like to touch them, compare them to each other, or just like to look at them from time to time.
Is that why God would collect my tears? I don’t think so.
Well, I have a relative that collects spoons. You know the small ones from places she has visited with the state symbol and some sort of decoration to remind her of where she has been.
Could this be why God collects my tears? Perhaps I am getting closer to the truth.
The Bible tells us that God never leaves us nor forsakes us.(Hebrews 13:5, John 14:16) He has been right there beside us as we shed all those tears.
Even when we felt so alone and forgotten, He was there.
Perhaps, He has collected all those tears and recorded them in His book is so that when we get to heaven and talk with him, he will bring out that bottle (the one that has been chosen just for you) and the book to show us just what was taking place behind the scenes!
Our conversation could perhaps sound like this: “Remember the time you where so hurt by those girls you thought were your friends? You went home and cried yourself to sleep? Well, I was there and provided you with a new friend that was very caring and is still your best friend.”
Maybe we will sit and talk about each hurt and we will get to see where He stepped in and healed all those hurts.
I am not sure why God collects our tears, but I know He has a reason and a purpose.
Do you ponder things when you read the Bible?
Why do YOU think he collects our tears?