The Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces.
- Isaiah 25:8, NKJV
God, as our heavenly Father, so closely identifies with His children that our tears are His. This precious revelation of God’s relationship to us is first glimpsed plainly when we read how God called Abraham to leave Ur of the Chaldeans and follow Him in a life of faith, encouraging him by promising, “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse” (Gen. 12:3, NIV). In other words, God would be so closely identified with Abraham that He would consider Abraham’s friends and enemies His own. God not only loves His children, He identifies with them.
And in response to such loyalty and love, I, in turn, desire to so closely identify with Him – with His grief, His joy, His love, His pain, His blessings, His honor – that His tears are on my face.
My tears – and yours – are precious to Him! How He loves those who love Him enough to shed His tears as they share His cross!