5 Those who sow with tears
will reap with songs of joy.
6 Those who go out weeping,
carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy,
carrying sheaves with them.
Psalm 126 only consists of 6 verses, but they are enough to realize the great joy felt by the people of Israel for having enjoyed the promises of God fulfilled in them. And it is that we must rejoice in the promises that God has made us through His Word, and this must be cause for constant joy. Beloved brothers, even in the most overwhelming struggle we must rejoice in God and sing songs that glorify His most holy name.
Many scholars of the Scriptures place this gradual canticle in two possible scenarios:
1- The return of the exile of Ezra and Nehemiah
2- The return of David to his reign after the throne had been usurped by his son Absalom.
Regardless of the scenario of this glorious song, we must understand the intensity of the captivity through which the people of Israel passed, and these verses express great joy giving a touch of hope to those who have waited firmly in God.
Friends, it does not matter the tears that we have shed, the pain, the disenchantment, the process in which God has allowed you to be, we only have to firmly believe that those who sow with tears will one day reap with rejoicing.
Let us be firm, that one day those who mourn, God will wipe away their tears.