Tears and crying

It is said that If the first tear comes from the right eye, it means happiness and if it comes from the left eye, it’s sadness. Emotions that can lead to crying include sadness, anger, and even happiness. Crying is a normal human response to a whole range of emotions and has a number of health and social benefits, including pain relief and self-soothing effects.

It is also so that people cry when they repent of their sins, it is a sign of remorse, one such event took place in Luke 7:37 & 38

In that town was a woman who lived a sinful life. She heard that Jesus was eating in the Pharisee’s house, so she brought an alabaster jar full of perfume and stood behind Jesus, by his feet, crying and wetting his feet with her tears. Then she dried his feet with her hair, kissed them, and poured the perfume on them.

She had come to repent, to clean out her life, emotionally so. She had decided to change her life and turn to Jesus as her savior. When one has remorse, one may cry, the tears may flow, but the event is one of being forgiven and receiving grace at the cross where Jesus died for every sin on earth. Tears of repentance are an outward emotional sign of the washing clean of the conscience and the joy of being forgiven.

Dear lord, I realize I am not perfect, that I have my faults, problems and that things sometimes go horribly wrong. I pray that you will make me thankful for your grace, the price paid on Calvary and the joy and freedom that I can experience in Christ through your Holy Spirit. Amen. Dr Cliff Ferguson – Shalom Centurion.

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