(Thomas Brooks, “The Crown and Glory of Christianity, or, HOLINESS, the Only Way to Happiness”, 1662)
“The Lord has heard the voice of my weeping.” Psalm 6:8
Tears have a voice. God has an eye upon a man’s tears, as well as upon his prayers. Penitent tears are divine ambassadors, which never return from the throne of grace without answers of grace. Peter said nothing, but went out and wept bitterly–and obtained mercy. Tears are a kind of silent prayers, which will at last prevail for mercy.
A sinner’s face never shines so beautiful, as when it is bedewed with penitential tears.
“I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears!” Isaiah 38:5
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