In times of stress and uncertainty, I always turn to Psalm 56:8 – “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book” (NLT). The Bible tells us He actually collects our tears in His bottle. My dad called that God’s “Jar of Tears” and I’ve spent many hours pondering what that jar looks like. There is uncertainty today. This insidious virus has changed the way we live and the way we gather for worship. But it hasn’t changed our God. It hasn’t changed the way He collects our tears. It hasn’t changed the way that He loves and cares for each of us.
-Connie Vandeman Jeffery