“The LORD has heard the voice of my weeping!” Psalm 6:8
Is there a voice in weeping? Does weeping speak?
In what language does it utter its meaning? Why, in that universal tongue which is known and understood in all the earth, and even in Heaven above. When a man weeps, whether he is a Jew or Gentile, Barbarian, Scythian, bond or free–it has the same meaning in it.
Weeping is the eloquence of sorrow. It is a wordless orator, needing no interpreter, but understood by all.
Is it not sweet to believe that our tears are understood by God, even when words fail?
Let us learn to think of tears as liquid prayers, and of weeping as a constant dropping of importunate intercession which will surely trickle its way into the very heart of divine mercy.
My God, I will “weep” when I cannot plead–for You hear the voice of my weeping.
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