Oh how bewildered the Prophet Jeremiah was over seeing how the people would rather live in sin and destruction of each other than serve the way of God. The time of salvation had even come and gone and yet the people remained unsaved which upset Jeremiah so much. “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved. For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am black; astonishment hath taken hold on me. Is there no balm in Gil’-e-ad; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered? OH that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!”.(Jeremiah 8:20-22…..9:1).
There is not one tear that goes unnoticed by God the Father who watches over us! In fact He keeps every one of them in a bottle and writes them in His book. But the day will come when all tears will be wiped away along with all pain. “And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there ne any more pain: for the former things are passed away”.(Revelation 21:3,4). “Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?”(Psalm 56:8).
Jesus had a heart for the people and when He had forgiven a woman of her sins she washed His feet with her tears and anointed His feet with ointment, something Simon did not take notice of yet Jesus was very aware of (Luke 7:41-48) And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on. There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most? Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged. And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head. Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet. My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment. Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little. And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.
What a blessed hope we have awaiting us in heaven a place where all tears will never fall again! “For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes”.(Revelation 7:17).
By prayer God looks upon our hearts and minds to answer us, and when we do His will we can be certain He hears our prayers! (Philippians 4:6,7).Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.