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One of the first actions of the Passover Seder involves each participant dipping a green vegetable (karpas) into salt water. The salt water reminds us of the tears our ancestors shed during their bondage in Egypt.

The Bible tells us that God heard the cries of His people when they cried out to Him: “I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and have given heed to their cry because of their taskmasters, for I am aware of their sufferings.” (Exodus 3:7) Many people have gone through difficult experiences, and have wondered where God is during these times. The truth is, God is aware of our sufferings, and invites us to come to Him. Through the Prophet Jeremiah, God promises the following: “Call unto Me, and I will answer you…”

There is more good news in the Bible. The Book of Revelation describes heaven as a place where tears are all gone: “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)

Therefore, as we remember the tears of God’s people in bondage, it is good to also remember that He is aware of those tears, and that one day, there will be no more tears for those who enter into eternal life.

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