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Tracks of My Tears

To my God I cried for help. From His temple He heard my voice?  Psalm 18:6 NRSV

Mysterious marks are sprinkled throughout the pages of my Bible. Smooth circles that fan into patterns much like rays of sunshine radiating from the sun. What made these permanent imprints on the well-worn pages?

Kneeling, I lean forward, hovering over the exquisite words of Psalm 18. Tears spill over as watermarks on paper and then disappear. The perfectly symmetrical circles pucker, making patterns that radiate outward. My tears leave a lasting impression on the pages where they have long since evaporated.

When we cry for help, God hears from his Holy temple. Our prayers are mysteriously transported to His receptive ear, leaving a lasting impression long after they are uttered. I am thankful every time this wave of truth washes over my parched soul. Though we cannot see His face, we have the comforting assurance He hears the cry of our hearts.

Spend some time today calling to the One who hears and answers prayer.

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Mary Kay Thomas

Mary Kay Thomas has a deep desire to share her faith by encouraging others to look for their Creator with their hearts, not their eyes. She has been sharing biblical truths with women and children for more than twenty-five years. She has written and dramatized monologues of biblical women, and her articles appear in three local newspapers. Her column, Homegrown, is published weekly in The Tioga County Courier. You may contact Mary Kay at: homegrownheart@yahoo.com.



  1. Very poignant and powerful reminder. I've shed some tears of my own. Thanks for sharing this great reminder.