So many things make me cry. I can cry over a sentimental commercial. Anything to do with dogs or horses. I used to cry at the first race on Opening Day of horse racing many years ago. I cry when I see certain individuals because I sense the Lord's touch on their lives. Of course certain movies and good novels with meaningful scenes that speak to the deeper things of life elicit tears from me. Praying often results in crying. Almost anything military, patriotic, or concerning the demise of our country as we've known it.
I know some of you are hard-pressed to produce tears. And I know it doesn't mean you don't feel things deeply. Emotions are funny things. Some people hide them. Some people analyze to diffuse emotional responses. Some people react in anger to the thought of being brought to tears to protect themselves from displaying their feelings.
What makes you cry? Is it hard for you? Were you always this way?
Father, I am who I am. Terribly emotional. Deeply emotional. Truly touched by things that make others wonder why. But I feel your heartbeat in those deep expressions. I can't help it. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.