Tears in a bottle. That's a descriptive phrase.
"You have taken account of my wanderings; Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your book?" (Psalm 56.8)
David's sorrows and tears had not been forgotten. Confident in God's awareness and concern, he could say: "In God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid. What can mere man do to me?" (Psalm 56.4)
We each have some idea as to the container size needed if our tears were placed in a bottle. Fact is, God knows. He is aware and involved. And, He has a plan that extends well beyond preserving those tears in bottles forever. "He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away." (Revelation 21.4) No more tears in a bottle. No more tears at all.
Everyone sheds at least a few tears. Tears characterize life in a fallen world. Look through the tears and you will see a joyous new world that will far surpass the sadness of this age. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!
©Steve Taylor, 2018 --Used by permission