Desert Tears

One of the many prophecies in Frank Herbert’s science fiction series is that “”He shall be brought back from the dead with Spring Desert tears.” No, I’m not going to be a spoiler, but I will recommend you watch the new Dune movies. — Part 1 and 2. They are science fiction at its best. Frank Herbert’s “Dune” series of books are classic.

But today, let’s focus on “tears” and specifically “spring desert tears.” The mere expression “desert tears” creates questions and images. In the desert, water is especially valuable, so are tears are to be preserved. In books about the desert, humans are told to save their tears, but is that because of water’s value or the tears themselves.

We find the answer in today’s Psalm 56:8. “You have noted my lamentations; put my tears in your bottle; are they not recorded in your book?”

In each of our lives, there is a time for tears. Do not be embarrassed by them; but instead, recognize their value — so valuable, God keeps them in a bottle for safekeeping.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


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