Tears: An Ocean of Emotion
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TEARS - An Ocean of Emotion
End Time Thunder Publishers Bozeman, MT
Readers will discover:
Also, how such weeping actually brings a healing power to those who have been wronged and helps us heal emotionally.
Tears: An Ocean of Emotion carefully documents these and many more astounding facts, divulging the truth about the spiritual warfare being fought for the souls of every human being. This book gives you the insights to understand what happens after we die, where souls go in death, and why our tears aid in our hope for eternal life. This book gives you the spiritual tools to deal with the joys and tragedies in your life as well as in the lives of your family and friends.
Be merciful unto me, O God, for man would swallow me up; he, fighting daily, oppresses me… You count my wanderings; put you my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book? — Psalm 56:1, 8.
It’s my prayer that this book will bring hope and comfort to those who read it, showing the way to change lives and walk in the assurances and insights that the Lord has shared with me. I was inspired to write this book after praying to God, asking that he would show me how to better view things from his perspective.
As is often the case with answered prayer, the Lord answered my prayer in a mind-altering revelation, and as the old saying goes, when I least expected it.
My “eureka moment” came not unlike that of the original story. According to the Greeks, the scholar Archimedes was assigned the task of determining whether a goldsmith had used all the gold the king had given him to construct a crown. The king knew how much gold he’d given the artesian, but because the crown was ornate, it was impossible to determine whether it was solid gold or if some other metal had been added to it to make it the proper weight (with the goldsmith pocketing the difference).
Archimedes was tasked with discovering a way to determine the truth without destroying the beautiful crown. After thinking long and hard without finding a solution, the scholar decided to take a break with a hot bath. When he stepped into the tub, he noticed that the water level rose in the tub.
Sitting there in the warm water and thinking it over, he had the insightful realization that the volume of water displaced was equal to the volume of the part of his body he had submerged. The shape of his body made no difference in the displacement, and that same thing also applied to any sort of irregular object, including the crown. By weighing the crown and then seeing if it displaced the same volume as an equal amount of gold did, he could tell if all the gold had been used or, if the volume of displaced water was too great, if another metal had been mixed into the design.
According to the story, Archimedes was so excited by his realization that he jumped from his bath and went running naked through the streets of Syracuse yelling, “Eureka” [“I discovered it”].
As we’ll see later in this book, this story has some very important features that help such insights to occur. Sufficient for now to say I had a similar eureka moment — but without running through the streets naked afterward.
My insights came while I was taking a hot shower. And like Archimedes, I was blessed with an amazing insight. It was one of those “aha” moments when different concepts come together to create a new and useful idea, with God guiding the whole process.
What made my thought strangely connected to the process itself was that as I stood in the falling stream from the showerhead, I momentarily considered how each of the droplets was like a tear. In the past, I’d heard songs that presented the notion that rain was when the sky cried (or angels cried or God wept). So it wasn’t a great leap to the notion of a showerhead spewing tears.
At first, logic dictated foolishness; the water erupting from the showerhead was more “tears” than could ever be shed by a human being. Yet then I realized that if one were to account for the tears being shed by human beings all around our planet at any given time, most likely the drops from the shower I was taking would be considerably less than the number being emitted from human eyes at any given moment.
I then considered how many tears have been shed through the years as people faced all manner of hardships, from war to famine to personal tragedies. The tears must be a huge flood that would dwarf even the steady flow from thousands of showerheads like the one above me.
History is a tale of woe. The suffering on our planet is and has been immense, and thinking about the tears from that shower being minor by comparison was a sobering thought.
At this point, I believe the Lord gave me an important insight — that He in fact spoke to me through what I had observed. Yes, God spoke to me and stated, “Tears are an ocean of emotion.”
I didn’t fully comprehend immediately all that this phrase entailed, but in my heart I knew it was an important concept. This started me down a heavenly road less traveled that resulted in this book, with amazing truths revealed along each step of the way toward its completion.
As I’ll show in the following pages, our tears are far more than simple moisture running down our faces. Tears create very complex chemical actions within our bodies.
Beyond that, tears have spiritual significance that too many of us fail to recognize, even though much of the Bible addresses these truths time and again. God has gone out of His way to reveal these truths. However, for too many of us the message has never been fully received — or perhaps not received at all.
The Road Not Taken
In the poem “The Road Not Taken,” Robert Frost addresses one of the dilemmas of human life: Which route should we take? And, after we’ve traveled down our choice for a time, we start to second guess ourselves wondering if we’ve made the right decision.
As Frost puts it: Should we travel down the path that appears popular and well trod, or that road less traveled over, and therefore overgrown and ragged? Can we ever even know whether we’ve taken the right path?
Frost wrote, **Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken,” 1915.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And both that morning equally lay
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Most of us spend too much of our time playing this “what if”game with ourselves. What if I had made a different choice in the past? What if I had gone to a different school? What if I had married someone else? What if I hadn’t taken this job?
Nor is it any better when we are at the onset of a new path. Should we do this? Should we do that? Sometimes we experience mental gridlock trying to decide which path might be the better — recognizing there’s no real way to know the answer to that question.
As I started this book project, I was a little like that, feeling like the guy who had started down a path that was overgrown but that offered surprises at each bend in the road.
Yet this time, once I started down the route, I realized that the Lord had guided me to the correct choice. I instinctively knew that at the end of the trail was a wealth of knowledge that would bless me as well as, I hope, everyone who reads this book.
The Still, Small Voice
We like to think that God always speaks in lightning and thunder. But more often, he speaks in a quiet moment, in the beauty of creation, or (in my case) while taking a shower. That can be true even in the most serious of situations, and even when things seem hopeless and all we have are our tears.
For example, when Elijah was acting as God’s prophet in Israel, he faced possibly the two most evil people in history, Jezebel and Ahab. Even today, many people recognize them as the embodiment of corrupt political leadership.
After Elijah had slaughtered some of Jezebel’s false prophets, she vowed revenge. Elijah fled into the wilderness. There he waited for the Lord to tell him what to do, and the Lord spoke in a very quiet manner that speaks volumes both of how God does things, as well as how we need to listen to hear his voice.
Here’s the Bible passage: ** 1 Kings 19:1-4, 9-14.
King Ahab told his wife Jezebel everything that Elijah had done and how he had put all the prophets of Baal to death. She sent a message to Elijah: “May the gods strike me dead if by this time tomorrow I don't do the same thing to you that you did to the prophets.” Elijah was afraid and fled for his life… and went to Beersheba in Judah…
Elijah walked a whole day into the wilderness. He stopped and sat down in the shade of a tree and wished he would die. “It's too much, LORD,” he prayed. “Take away my life; I might as well be dead!”
… There he went into a cave to spend the night.
Suddenly the LORD spoke to him, “Elijah, what are you doing here?”
He answered, “LORD God Almighty, I have always served you—you alone. But the people of Israel have broken their covenant with you, torn down your altars, and killed all your prophets. I am the only one left — and they are trying to kill me!”
“Go out and stand before me on top of the mountain,” the LORD said to him. Then the LORD passed by and sent a furious wind that split the hills and shattered the rocks — but the LORD was not in the wind.
The wind stopped blowing, and then there was an earthquake — but the LORD was not in the earthquake.
After the earthquake there was a fire — but the LORD was not in the fire.
And after the fire there was the soft whisper of a voice.
When Elijah heard it, he covered his face with his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. A voice said to him, “Elijah, what are you doing here?”
Most often God doesn’t speak to us with great fanfare and the shattering of rocks. Instead, he speaks to us through that “soft whisper of a voice.” That still small voice can be found in the Bible. We don’t need noise and great miracles to know what God wants us to do.
When it comes to finding the Lord’s truth about our tears, the message is spread throughout the Bible, waiting for us to discover it. The lines, or verses, are the still small voice clues waiting to be discovered and put into practice in each of our lives.
As I collected the information for this book, little by little I found the profound truth about us as human beings as well as the Lord’s love for us. Our lives — and tears — are important to the Lord. Knowing this truth is key to understanding our lives as well as living them to the fullest.
The Lord cherishes the ocean of emotion that each of us weeps over a lifetime.
It’s my prayer that, as you read the following pages, you’ll discover the same insights and secrets that the Lord has revealed to us through both science and the Bible.
The secret nature of tears revealed.
The purpose of human tears has been misunderstood for centuries, if not for millennia. In Tears: An Ocean of Emotion, author Stephen Quayle reveals the scientific basis of tears, showing how weeping and mourning tie into the deepest regions of our brains.
Tears: An Ocean of Emotion carefully documents these and many more astounding facts, divulging the truth about the spiritual warfare being fought for the soul of every human being. This book gives you insight to understand the tripartite nature of humans, what happens after we die, where souls go in death, and why our tears aid in our hope for eternal life. Through Tears: An Ocean of Emotion, you will have the spiritual tools to deal with joys and tragedies in your life as well as in the lives of your family and friends.
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