As I was having a melt-down and self-pity party I got to thinking about how God must have felt as His Son, Jesus, hung on the cross taking on our sins. God had to turn away from His Son at that time because God does not stand in the presence of sin. It must have been very painful, even more painful than any of us losing someone we loved. (Mark 15:34-35 NIV) 34 And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”). God knew His Son would live again and join Him for all eternity but He would live with the scars of His sacrifice for us. Many of us know we will be united with our loved ones for all eternity because of what God and His Son, Jesus, did for us. Yet the hole is still in our hearts. But that’s part of love. When the hurt gets too much, let the tears flow. It’s part of the emotions God gave us. Without emotions, we wouldn’t be loving beings. But as the tears flow, remember God knows our pain for He has experienced an even deeper pain and He reaches down to us with His love and peace and reminds us how much He loves us.