Dear Readers in Christ, "Draw near to GOD, and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8).

Sunday, 15 September 2013


 “Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools. They go from strength to strength every one of them in Zion appeareth before God” (Psa 84:6,7).

‘Valley of Baca’ means valley of tears. ‘Valley’ shows humility. Only humble people can weep for godly things. Proud people cannot weep in the presence of God. Our tears show we have a broken and a contrite heart.

The first thing Jesus had to do after His resurrection, as the High Priest, was to go to the presence of the Father with His atonement blood. On the morning of the resurrection, Jesus was about to go to the Father. But before He could do that, another important thing came up. Somebody was weeping for Him. Seeing the tears of that person, Jesus’ heart did not allow Him to go to the Father right away. Mary Magdalene had come to the sepulchre early in the morning and all alone. She was weeping just in front of the sepulchre.

While Jesus was alive on earth many might have wept and pleaded with Him for healing, deliverance, etc., but here Mary had not come to Jesus for a blessing. “I want to take Jesus with me” she says. All she needs is Jesus. Child of God, how much time have you spent in the past weeping before Jesus saying, “Lord, I want You.” You might have prayed to get blessings; that is good. But in a deep sense, if you have Jesus you don’t need any of the blessings of Jesus. “I want only Jesus!” When we come to this state we will forget to pray for material things.

In the 16th century there was a saintly lady named Madam Guyon living in France. She told the Lord, “Lord, all that You want to give me on earth, give to my enemies, and all the blessings You want to give me in heaven, give to the saints, but give me Yourself.”

“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning” (Psa 30:5). This is a night-time for us, a weeping time; but after these days are over, when our tear bottles are full with godly tears, then joy will come in the morning. Your tears will become a pool of blessing. Whether it is your death or the Rapture, it will be a glorious bright morning.

– Taken from Morning Manna – Thoughts for Daily Devotion

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