When Mamas cry … surely heaven gets out all the buckets, right?
And surely the good Lord knows how long that Mamas gonna’ cry, and how many buckets she’s gonna’ need?
I reckon the angels are pretty busy when Mamas cry.
In my big imagination I can see the stealth, precise movement of angel wings as they swoop in and switch out the buckets … carrying them back to heaven for safe keeping.
These blessed tears of pain manifest a deep dependence on the Holy Spirit: because being in the presence of the Spirit strengthens a Mama’s heart. Heck we are all changed when we’re in the presence of the Holy Spirit.
But oh how God works through the tears of worry that birth a hungry faith.
The bible says there is a time to cry. (Ecclesiastes 3:4)
Mamas don’t pick those times … the heart does all the picking.
Mamas cry at the silly things too. The first day of school, the first time a heart gets broken, and the first time we realize our babies don’t need our help anymore.
But sometimes the biggest tears are those that bring the biggest fears. These are the most precious tears because they beg for a stronger faith and learn how to rest in a sovereign God.
God made us to cry so it’s okay to just boohoo when we’re at our Mama’s wit’s end. A good cry clears out all the cobwebs of anxiousness and lets the soul breath in the prince of peace.
God knew we needed an emotional release in this complex Mama makeup that’s wrapped up in our babies.
Even Jesus cried and He didn’t have no babies. (John 11:33,35)
So it makes sense that He knows the heart of a Mama’s cry and what He needs to do for her.
Oh you rest assured that God don’t waste a Mama’s tears. He’s just storing them up in His glory pools. One day He’ll release them like a broken dam and His glory will burst onto the scene to do its work.
Yes, He works through every tear a Mama cries.
So think about all those precious tears you’ve cried Mamas. Nothing so precious to you will ever be forgotten by your Creator … on no … He sent His son to die for those tears.
There’s a couple of sweet Mama’s I know that’s been using up heaven’s buckets lately. They are precious friends to me. One’s a grand-mama who’s taught me a lot about Jesus. The other is her daughter. These girls sure do love Jesus.
But right now they are crying because their precious, 7 year old, Johnny Sawyer, received a diagnosis of MLA / Leukemia last week.
There’s some hard days ahead of them but these Mama’s are warriors. But even warriors need some help every now and then.
I got a lot of friends out there in cyber space and it would sure be nice if ya’ll would pray for my sweet friends. Here is a link that will share more of their story. I promise … you’re gonna’ fall in love with the Dyers.
You can also find Johnny Sawyer’s Facebook page at this link. Go visit, like it … and please share it.
I don’t take this sacred place that I share my heart with you for granted. I just love these sweet Mama’s so very much and they’re just flat out heartbroken right now … they are desperate for our prayers.
If you are a Mama who knows what its like to have endless tears … will you pray, please?
Thank you sweet friends. I’m so thankful for you … and for a Heavenly Father who cares about every single tear that each and everyone of His children cry. (Psalm 56:8)