It is kind of odd to be thankful for tears, isn't it?
During an email to a friend I was reminded that it really is okay to cry. It is an expression of a true emotion and there is danger for holding back those tears. I honestly believe that tears held back can cause a heart to harden and become callus, robbing it of the ability to understand the pain of others.
I am thankful for tears because God knew we needed something to melt away the pain of this world.
Next time you feel your emotions welling up with sadness let them flow for a few minutes, take a deep breath, and thank God for all the good things like redemption and for the day when our tears will be wiped away.
Let tears melt away the pain.