Tears That Lead to Truth


“I will love you for you
not for what you have done
or what you’ll become.
I will give you the love
the love that you never knew.”

Listened to this JJ Heller song again this morning. I was pretty confident as I pushed the play button the lyrics would bring me to tears just like they have on every other listening occasion. Ever know this about a song you choose to listen to again? You know it’s going to bring you to tears but you listen again because you know the beauty and truth that is going to wrap itself around your heart again will make every single tear worth it.

As I thought more about this willingness to experience the tears to get to the beauty, I thought about how that’s a pretty accurate description of every journey worth taking in life. We must step into the uncomfortable and the pain and the tough to discover the beauty and the life changing lessons. These lessons have a way of teaching our heart the true meaning of love and showing us what’s important in life and what’s not.

I will often experience this when I think about my parents again. There are times when I know that allowing my mind to go there…down that path of grief… will most certainly bring tears and, yet, when I choose to step into the uncomfortable the Lord tends to have gifts there waiting for me too.

Gifts like:
don’t take this precious life I’ve given you for granted
be present
shine the light
love where you are
extend grace
cling to the hope as if your life truly depends on it
keep finding the redeeming beauty hidden away in the hard and in the pain… keep looking for it and don’t give up until you find it.

His beauty and truth wrap itself around my heart again and make every single tear worth it.

I don’t know who might need this reminder today, but hear this:  The same God who walked the road to Calvary wants to walk this hard road with you too.

“I will love you for you
not for what you have done
or what you’ll become.
I will give you the love
the love that you never knew.”

 

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