The tear that is wiped with a little address may be followed, perhaps, by a smile.
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.
Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Joy is the serious business of Heaven.
Tears are words the heart can’t express.