Saturday, March 24, 2012

Psalm 84:5-7

"What joy for those whose strength comes from the LORD,
who have set their minds on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
When they walk through the Valley of Weeping,
it will become a place of refreshing springs.
The autumn rains will clothe it with blessings.
They will continue to grow stronger,
and each of them will appear before God in Jerusalem."

This life is a journey, a journey toward our true home, pictured here as Jerusalem. On the way, we do walk thorough the Valley of Weeping. These verses say you grow strong through weeping, and the tears shed are transformed into pools of blessing. Certainly something to meditate on. First, let yourself cry when you need to. Let God consecrate and transform the tears. What you end up with are refreshing springs—refreshment for you and others.