Creative Work


Megan Alsene, 16

Why do tears come with pain?
Wouldn’t laughter be better
to speed the healing?
Why do people cry in frustration and anger
when a cheerful countenance brings life?
What do tears accomplish,
other than a release of emotion?

But cry I will because I know
that Jesus wept.
I am not ashamed
of the tears that fall.
Our Savior shed tears as well,
and isn’t he our perfect example?

O God, be my rock,
the hope I cling to.
I am in your hands.

—from devozine (November/December 2014). Copyright © 2014 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.

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