They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. Ps 126:5
The spiritual redemption which was effected by Jesus Christ is the Christian's highest consolation and joy; and the greatest miracle which God ever wrought among men. God often so deals with His children, that they receive greater blessings than they themselves had hoped for. It is our duty as Christians to remember before God, in our prayers, those who are in distress and have been wrongly imprisoned. The tears of true repentance and of sanctified affliction are a precious seed, from which will spring a joyful harvest. In the kingdom of nature the seed bears after its own kind, but God has a different order for believers in the kingdom of glory. They sow tears and reap joy. Where nothing is sown, nothing will be harvested.