Smoke got in my eyes!

Smoke gets in your eyes when your heart’s on fire; smoke also gets in your eyes when a lovely flame dies. Can you tell what I was listening to today?

As I listened to that song being sung by the Platters my mind kept thinking of all the smoke I have had in my eyes over the years, and what does the smoke bring with it? Why tears of course.

The tears that come when “your heart’s on fire” are most likely happy ones that happen when you are emotionally charged with the spirit of joy! I have cried happy tears lots of times.

I have also cried the tears that the smoke from “a lovely flame dying” brought about, and yes I have cried plenty of those also but at this moment in time I will say that “smoke” represents the troubles, trials, heartbreaks and heartaches that we go through to get to where we need to be.

I’m glad that God puts all our sins behind His forgiving back, Lamentations 3:22-23 Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.

His memories of us are not the sins we have done, but rather the time we called on his name and asked Jesus to come into our hearts as Lord and Savior.

He remembers the prayers we have prayed and the tears we have shed, Psalm 56:8 You number my wanderings; Put my tears into Your bottle; Are they not in Your book? He puts our tears into His bottle and He saves them, I just have to saw wow to that!

He listens to us as we talk about Him and give our testimonies to one another, Malachi 3:16-17 Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, And the LORD listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the LORD and who meditate on His name. “They shall be Mine,” says the LORD of hosts,” On the day that I make them My jewels. And I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him.”

He looks at us as if we are precious jewels! If you think about how much pressure a stone has to endure before it becomes precious and how after it is mined it has to go through a cutting and polishing process before it will sparkle as you hold it in the light, and that a pearl is formed when the tears of the oyster tries to cleanse out a grain of sand it will help you understand that trials and tribulations are for our good! You may be crying because you have smoke in your eyes but in the process of all that pressure you may become a diamond, as for me I think I already achieved pearl status and now I want to be a ruby!

About harolene

Thank you for stopping by for a visit! If you read my thoughts you will see that I am sometimes serious, at other times sappy or funny, occasionally I am sad and sentimental, but I am always sincere! I am a single mother who raised two children, born ten years apart and different sexes so first it was bows and dolls, pretty dresses and boys! When my son was born it was rough and tumble games, baseball, soccer, wrestling and girls! I am known for my "smile" and for my default answer to any situation, "no problem", which was something I didn't realize I did until it was pointed out to me! I am a moon watcher and a star gazer. I am astounded and feel so small knowing that every creature that has ever walked the face of this earth has gazed upon that same beautiful orb that my eyes can behold on any night when the earth is not wearing her cloak of clouds. My parents have made me the person that I am. Their love, veracity in all areas of life, humor and passion for their work and each other have given me hope that my life can actually be a happy one! Chances are if you are reading this you already know all this but again, I appreciate your stopping by! While you're here hit the "Like" button for me and thanks for checking in!
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One Response to Smoke got in my eyes!

  1. Fredy says:

    What a beautiful song that is too! I really enjoyed this teaching. Thank you!

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