He has a bottle for that tear!
(From Winslow's, "The Indwelling of the Spirit")
The high and lofty one who inhabits eternity, the
Holy One, says this: "I live in that high and holy
place with those whose spirits are contrite and
humble. I refresh the humble and give new courage
to those with repentant hearts." Isaiah 57:15
It is the humble broken heart that forms the true
temple of the Holy Spirit. He only dwells here.
It may be a temple despised by man, but
God prepares and chooses it for His abode.
The proud and haughty spirit of self righteous
man may overlook it as valueless; the tear that
falls in silence, the sigh that is breathed in secret,
the heart that mourns over sin may be thought
little of by the passer by, but with God it is of
He has a bottle for that tear, a record for that
sigh, and that mourning is music in His ear.