God’s Bookkeeping Job
By: Romualdo M. Sente, Jr.
Bookkeeping is the recording of financial transactions. Transactions include sales, purchases, income, receipts and payments by an individual or organization (Wikipedia). A bookkeeping job might not be a high paying profession but it is an integral part of any business and organizations big or small. Interestingly, bookkeeping is also one of God’s jobs. No, He is not earning money for it or checking on the financial receipts of the church but He is counting every tear that drops from your cheeks. He does not only keep a record of it but He also collects them in a precious bottle and gently places it close to His heart.
The Psalmist David cried this psalm to the Lord when he was seized by his enemies, “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.” Psalm 56:8 (NLT).
If you think nobody can see your tears every time you cry in the middle of the night, you are wrong. God can see it because even the darkness of night can’t hide your tears away from His loving eyes. If you think that nobody knows the pain that you are going through in your marriage, in your relationship, or in your family, you are wrong. God knows. He knows everything that you are going through. If you think that nobody cares if you cry in secret or in public, you are wrong. God cares. Your Father in heaven cares. He cares enough that King David affirmed in Psalm 34:18, “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
You know what, our Heavenly Father does not only record and collect our tears then tell us to just move on and forget about it but He also wants to help you. He wants to give you rest. Jesus said in Matthew 11:28 (NLT), “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”
What is that heavy load that you are carrying right now? Lay it down before Him without reservation and He is going to carry it for you so you can have rest. As Peter said, “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” (1 Peter 5:7). Yes, the Bookkeeper of tears cares for you.