Most probably, Psalm 126 points to a time of return from the Babylonian Captivity. Verses 4b and 5-6 are two images of renewal. Also, verse 6 speaks of tears of joy. If you understand the Israeli history well enough, the Jews had lost their homeland due to the rebellious acts that they committed against Yahweh. Like a Bible commentator said, “By sowing tears of repentance over sin, the nation reaped the harvest of a joyful return to the land of Israel.” As you can imagine, the homecoming is intertwined with mixed emotions. It’s truly a moment of tears of joy. Let’s ponder God’s Word.
5Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. (Psalm 126:5 NLT)
Let’s pose a question to God. “Dear Lord, what sin should I repent of now?”
Let’s practice what you learnt. Try to experience the joy in repentance.
Let’s proclaim to others about your experiential knowledge. Share the moment of tears of joy with your Christian friends.