The Sermon Jesus preached, on the mount, Jesus told his followers, blessed are you when you mourn & you shall be comforted. The Medical world says all need a good cry, it is beneficial for humans; physically & mentally. The word of God tells us crying is good spiritually, also. Animals don’t cry, but we humans do, & the Lord design our tears to heal while we mourn. There are three different kinds of tears & they all benefit us, but emotional tears contain higher levels of stress hormones. When a person is mourning & shedding. Crying helps to kill bacteria and keep the eyes clean as tears contain a fluid called lysozyme. Scripture tells us the Lord collects our tears & remember we are mourning;
A woman named Mary felt moved by the love Jesus showed her & she wanted to show Him how grateful she was. Mary is probably the first person in scripture to recognize Jesus as the Christ the anointed one; because she anointed Jesus’ head & feet with very costly perfume. The world had seen Mary as sinner, but Jesus was touched by her devotion, He could smell & feel the costly perfume in hair & see her on her knee wiping & kissing His free, with the perfume & emotional tears. Mary was using her hair to clean Jesus feets & the people who were witnessing this event, were saying, how can this man be a prophet of God, allow horrible sinners to touch Him. The Lord Jesus saw no sinner who was in mourning of her Christ. He saw a daughter of God, saying I am grateful you love me Jesus, for who I am. Jesus gave her comfort from her mourning & gave her peace;
We you & I recognize we are nothing without Jesus, & lead us to shed tears, cause we know we have sinned against Him. He reaches out & I have forgiven you, now have peace. I want you to know that one of the beatitudes says if you love the Lord & mourn, He will give you comfort, have faith in His promises. God bless you, the Lord loves you & so do I. Sam H.