Our tears, God has Bottled up
Tear Bottles have been a part of our world's history since before Christ's time. Historians have found their evidence in ancient Rome and Egypt. Legend has it that our ancestors have used the small glass vessels to collect their tears, as a means for mourning and respect.
The Tear Bottle is commonly called a tear catcher. Around the time of Christ, mourners would filled small glass bottles or cups with tears and placed them in burial tombs as symbols of respect. Sometimes women were even paid to cry into these vessels, as they walked along the mourning procession. Those crying the loudest and producing the most tears received the most compensation, or so the legend goes. The more anguish and tears produced, the more important and valued the deceased person was perceived to be.
It's difficult to say exactly when the first tear bottles came into being, however, we can be certain that the legends began in antiquity. The Old Testament references collecting tears in a bottle in Psalm 56:8 when David prays to God, “Thou tellest my wanderings, put thou my tears in Thy bottle; are they not in Thy Book?”
I am so grateful that God hears our cry and bottles up all of our tears. Saints of the most high, don't stop praying, because The Lord is nigh, don't stop praying, he will hear your cry!
Cry out to your God. Pray until something happens (PUSH)
Your humble servant,
Pastor Walter R. Oliver Jr.