#LENT: Tears, Tears & Rainbows (of Healing Grace)

“Crying is all right in its own way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you have to decide what to do.” C.S. Lewis

Reading this quote a week or so ago made me pause, then scramble to jot it down.

Sometimes tears engulf our hearts, especially if we have lost loved ones.

Trampled hearts, dashed dreams, failures, and other disappointments in our lives can also make us cry.

Often a few tears may trickle out (watching a sad movie? reading a touching book?) Other times copious sobs shake us to our core.

I have written about tears before (click here to read: The Gift of Tears.) But this quote of C.S. Lewis (who knew grief intimately after losing his wife, Joy) is a call to dry our eyes, take stock, and keep on going.

We might bumble along a bit at first, tissues in hand. But, if we place our hurting hearts in God’s hands, God’s everlasting love is here to comfort and carry us (as needed.)

Wherever we are in our journey of tears, God is with us, ready to pour out rainbows of healing grace in our hearts. All we have to do is ask.

“The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.”  Native American proverb

grace, peace & rainbows of healing grace

Virginia : )

Photos: Niagara Falls (Canada side)

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7 Responses to #LENT: Tears, Tears & Rainbows (of Healing Grace)

  1. Michelle says:

    The photos are beautiful!! And what a wonderful quote. I seem to tear up over everything nowadays.

    • Virginia says:

      It’s easy to tear up over so much these days, Michelle! Several friends are going through seasons of loss and grief, but sometimes I inexplicably tear up, too! I took the pics during an unforgettable visit to Niagara Falls (we stayed in a lovely Canadian town Niagara-on-the-Lake.) God’s bonus – catching a rainbow! 💧🌈💧

  2. Debbie says:

    I needed to read this today, Virginia — thank you!

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