Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Tears as worship

Somewhere years ago -- I can't remember the specifics -- John Piper pointed out something in Acts 20:19 that I had never noticed before. Paul explains how he served the Lord: ". . . serving the Lord . . . with tears . . . ."

"Serving the Lord with tears." Amazing.

The life in Christ, though wonderful, sometimes becomes tearful as well. But the Lord Jesus receives every tear as service to himself. Let that realization become a divine kiss on every tear-stained cheek.