SHOULD GROWN MEN CRY?
Ben Marler, Jr
At the death of Lazarus, the scripture says, Jesus wept. This is the shortest verse in the Bible.
He was not weeping for Lazarus, but for the people who should have known by
this time who He was, and they failed to recognize Him. Jesus is the author
and preserver of Life. He knew the death had indeed struck His friend Lazarus.
He also knew Lazarus was asleep in Him.
The other time speaks powerfully of His love for Jerusalem and those who lived there. He told them that destruction would come upon them and they
would be carried off and their beloved city would be destroyed. Again, His
emotions were released because they failed to recognize Him as the one sent
by their Heavenly Father to deliver them from sin and death. He knew they
would suffer and He didnt want it to happen. But, it would...
The last few years of my life have been filled with pressure. I admit I dont handle pressure well. Some folks almost seem dead inside when they are
in stressful conditions. It makes me wonder if they arent bottling them in
and until they can release them in private. This is perhaps the best for them but it isnt for me.
There is a time in most peoples life when they are so hurt they cry
continually. This can become debilitating. There is only one sure cure and
it is the work of God. Our inner most parts are the tenderest. They are vulnerable only when we allow someone to get to close to us. It almost
seems we remove the cover from our hearts and expose them.I can remember a time when I loved one of my pastors so much that a simple
look of disapproval from him would make my eyes puddle up. I went to God one day and asked Him to remove some of my love for this man. He was a very
gentleperson. I didnt want anyone to hurt him. I suppose it was the kind of
love Kind David and Sauls son Jonathan shared. Please understand, Im
definitely not referring to a sexual affection but one of a shared heart for
God and His labors.
When Im provoked I sometimes become angry. I release my fury or temper.
This generally works out the worse for me. I usually end up feeling guilty
for what I said or worse yet, remorse if I did something stupid. There is a special verse in the Bible I believe only applies to those who
have surrendered their lives to Jesus. They are the born again of John
chapter three. The verse says, Vengeance is Mine saith the Lord. I will
repay. Did you know He means it? Allow me to ask you a question. If someone were abusing your child, would you stand by and let it happen? I
doubt it, especially if they were innocent. Did you know God sees everything happening everywhere? Nothing is hidden from His Spirit and the
holy angels who serve Him.
Many people have gone to jail, prison and even the cemetery as a result of
allowing their hurt to take the form of an outburst of anger. Those who do
not belong to God do not readily share in this protection and promise of retribution to those who injure us.
I believe the most tears are yet to be shed on Earth. These tears will be
shed by those left behind at the rapture. When they realize the good folks
are gone and they are left here with those who are devoid of the love of God. If you are here, you will see a flood of tears on nearly everyones
eyes and, yours as well. THE REASON IM WRITING THIS MESSAGE IS TO HELP YOU
PREVENT BEING IN THE GROUP LEFT BEHIND. You dont have to be separated from
God and your loved ones who went up. You can go too! The information below
will allow you to be included. God is very serious and you must be too.
I know I will cry many more times in my life so Im not going to worry about
it. I just hope the tears will continue to soften my heart. Once, Jesus saw
a funeral moving along. The widow was going to bury her only son. Jesus understood this young man was her social security. The Bible says, He was
moved by compassion. And, because He was he raised the son to life and
gave him back to his mother. I normally puddle up when I read this in my Bible. This is one of the main reasons I love Jesus. JESUS CARES!
He cares for you and me. Yes, He cares for everyone. He loves us with an everlasting love. When you and I live in Him this same potion is available
to any and all we give it. The Bible says, freely you have received, freely give. The most miserable
Christians are those who have freely received and now covet and hold back their blessings. I hope and pray you are not in this group. If you are,
you will be a poor Christian in everyway one can be poor. I can guarantee
you will be poor in spirit.
To sum it up why not let the tears come when you feel the move of God on you
or you are at a breaking point. God sees your tears and stores them up. They are precious to Him. I once heard a preacher say, let them flow. You
couldnt buy them for $10,000. I know from experience, he was right. What
do you think?
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