My wife cries. My eyes sweat. There is a difference!
A sad movie, a sad story, repeating a sad story or re-watching a sad movie – my wife cries.
My eyes sweat during those times. I have no idea what comes over me…feelings, I’m guessing.
Did you know that God collects our tears? Psalm 56 reveals, “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.”
Tears are actually a chemical wash to your eyes. They are designed to help you feel better after a good cry because those chemicals cause a euphoria, so to speak, that helps to release emotion. In that respect, it’s a healthy response or outlet. Tears have medicinal purpose because God made them that way.
So the next time your wife cries and/or your eyes sweat, let it happen; let it out and encourage your spouse to do the same. Give one another permission to cry and do not attempt to rush in and fix the problem. Maybe all that is needed is a good cry or profuse sweating…whichever the case.