Pastor Cecil Williams
Sabbath School: 10:00 AM - Children's Ministry: 10:45 AM - Worship Service: 11:15 AM
Humans produce three types of tears. The tear ducts constantly secrete Basal tears, which are filled with an antibacterial liquid called lysozyme, that help to keep the eyes moist and healthy every time you blink. If we did not have this secretion it would be hard or impossible to move our eyes from side to side without pain or discomfort.
Then we have Reflex tears which are triggered by irritants such as wind, sand, smoke, or onions. These tears are released to flush out irritants and protect the eye.
However, when people talk about crying most generally, they are talking about Emotional tears. We shed tears in response to a range of happy and sad emotions. These tears contain a higher level of stress hormones than other types of tears. Research has found that in addition to being self-soothing, shedding emotional tears releases oxytocin and endorphins.
If it were only the happy emotions we face that would be fantastic. But too often, especially in these times we are living, the emotions that trigger our tears are from sad stimuli like pain, death of family members and friends, disappointments in marriage,
or jobs, senseless killings by law enforcers, and I’m sure you can name a bundle more. These are the tears that we long to be free of.
The Good News to this is, there is coming a day when we shall be free from Tears. A day and time when there will be no more death, no more sorrow, no more pain. (Isiah 33:24; Revelation 21:4; Isaiah 25:8)
Our Heavenly Father wants us to experience the life He originally planned for His people. He has gone to prepare that place and from the signs all around us in the world, that day will be soon. When the faithful of God enter that new home we will never ever have to worry about crying again!
Although we are isolated from our sanctuary worship services, we stay connected through calls, texting, conference calls and Facebook that we might stay encouraged and uplifted during these unusual times.