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Friday means looking at the word prompt and joining Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt. Five minutes. No editing. Many of us writing on that same word.

Today’s prompt is … Collect.

There are days I wonder my own existence, perhaps it happens to you as well. Maybe the questions begin as age begins to creep up …

  • What am I here for?
  • Have I done all that I can for God?
  • Does God see me when I cry?

The word prompt brings thoughts flooding, each one brings the reassurance how much I, and each of us, matter to the God who created all things.

Our God delights in each one of us, tending to us with the utmost care.

He collects our tears.

He has been aware of and seen every sorrow and hurt we have experienced. Every tear we have ever shed, He has stored in a bottle.

“You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book”. (Psalm 56:8, NLT)

Not one tear has hit the ground, gone unseen, or been forgotten. Each tear – valuable and precious – captured, collected, and stored for all of time because each of us matter to Him.

For Him, each tear – a reminder – of the day when He will tend to our very last tear …

“I heard a voice thunder from the Throne: “Look! Look! God has moved into the neighborhood, making his home with men and women! They’re his people, he’s their God. He’ll wipe every tear from their eyes. Death is gone for good””tears gone, crying gone, pain gone””all the first order of things gone.” The Enthroned continued, “Look! I’m making everything new. Write it all down””each word dependable and accurate.”Â (Revelation 21:3-5, MSG)

Our God – The collector of tears.
Until He wipes the very last one.


Today I am joining … Five Minute Friday .