Hello old friends, new followers, and fellow bloggers-
Happy Monday! Today has been an interesting day, to say the least. Thirty minutes before preparing to write to each of you, I had a full-fledge cryfest with the Lord. I know that I have been pretty quiet on this blog. With all that’s going on, I did not want to say the wrong thing to each of you. I wanted to make sure that I was being sensitive to each of yall’s present states of life. Each of us is facing something different, elements of loss that I don’t think we fully understand. My social media timeline is full of RIPs and expressions of loss. It’s a bit overwhelming and with the addition of my own life transitions, my feet led me to the prayer wall yearning to cry out to Him.
There is something special about a person that will sit and cry with you. Friends who share in moments of vulnerability are keepers. As I sat with the Lord and cried my eyes out, I felt him near weeping with me. One of my favorite passages of scripture is the shortest one in the book. John 11: 35 simply says, “Jesus wept.” I love this verse because it shows a savior in touch with the human condition: pain. He wept. He allowed himself to feel grief and at that moment, tears streamed down his face like a river. He’s the friend that will sit and cry with you.
I have no idea why those I love are facing such enormous amounts of pain. I don’t know. I have no idea why people are dying from an invisible killer. I have no idea why states want to reopen too early instead of making sure their citizens survive this pandemic. I do not know. However, I do know that God is present and He is willing to weep with you. He sits with us, hand in hand and side by side with tears streaming down his face. He is in touch with our suffering and he longs to ease our pain. Jesus is weeping!
Friends, I’m sharing in your loss with you. I’m praying for you and your family. My heart is full of compassion for each of you and like all good friends, I sit with you and I weep. I weep with you. I allow myself to ugly cry on your behalf and my heart is full of love towards you all. Yet, that is not the most comforting part of tonight’s post. May you find comfort in the fact that Jesus weeps with you. He is omnipresent, there with you in the midst of it all- collecting all of your tears and weeping with you.
We are here for you!
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