Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Are we the only animals that shed emotional tears? From what I've been reading on the Net it seems that most scientists seem to think so. Animals do however have emotions, there is evidence for that. Humans are the only creatures that ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil according to the Bible though. My question is: how do you feel about man's propensity for shedding tears, not http://Crying Baby Eyes Full Size download by Photos8.com only of grief but of joy too? My next question is: do you shed tears when you worship or pray? My feelings about tears comes from the Bible. John tells us in the book of Matthew that The son Of God will anoint us with the Holy spirit and with fire. Now the Holy Spirit is likened to the river of life i.e. water, struggles and discipline are likened to fire. All the way through the Bible we are told of how various people came before the lord weeping and shedding tears. It has been my experience that tears quench the fire within us. I've always found that when in distress tears seem to ease the pain. Another thing that I've found is when I sing to the Lord in sincerity of heart tears are soon forthcoming. ( Quite embarrassing in a packed church when no one else is weeping. Ah the Lord sees my heart.) Another time tears come easily is when the Lord blesses me unexpectedly. Why don't animals shed tears? Is it because they accept their fate with total trust in the Lord, it was only man who was banished from the garden of Eden. Let me know what you think. I'm really curious to know if other people see things the way I do.