circling sadness

“as she walked away, my tears fell on a letter she’d written, smudging the ink.”

my friend proceeded to share how she’d drawn circles around those teardrops, as her older sister–the only one who’d ever shown her any semblence of love–left home for college.

the bible says God does more than circle our teardrops–he collects them in a jar. i believe he uses them to water heaven’s flowers. whatever the case, nothing is wasted with God.

we may feel invisible, but God sees even the lowliest of creatures crying… and, as he holds out that jar to collect our sadness, he whispers, “i will never walk away. i will never, ever leave you.”

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1 Comment

  1. joannamallory said,

    December 17, 2008 at 2:20 am

    Beautiful, Emily. With all the sad news these days, we’re even more in need of this truth than ever.


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