Monday, November 11, 2013

Wake Me Up Before...



...I become too distant. Admit, you were thinking, "you go go...don't leave my hanging on like a yo-yo." 

Wednesday, we're going to look at some wonderful examples of weeping when other weep and talk about how we can rejoice when others rejoice. 

Don't you love how the left side of this photo has a blooming flower, rejoicing as it looks on to the single tear drop about to fall? Maybe it's part of another sunflower that hasn't quite bloomed. Or maybe it's the same flower. We rejoice. We weep.

We'll unpack this verse in further detail in the context of humility. I hope you'll join me as we move on through Romans 12:9-21. 

I'm keeping it short so you can pause before hopping to you next blog, and take a minute to let the Son shine on you. I hope today is one of blooming, but if it's not, if it's one of weeping, I'm praying for you. If you'd like to share your request, please email me.

If you're a busy mom, especially, this song is for you and it's a key factor in what we'll talk about on Wednesday. 


What do you think is easier: Rejoicing or weeping with others? Why?

2 comments:

  1. I definitely think rejoicing with others is easier...simply because I like experiencing joy better than sorrow. However, it's an amazing act of investment and love to feel someone else's sorrow...so I know both are important. :)

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  2. It's definitely easier to rejoice because squealing is so much more fun than weeping. However, weeping with those who weep is an incredible ministry that etches love in our minds and soothes scars in our hearts. Although it's important to rejoice with others, it takes a compassionate, committed friend/loved one to enter into that inner circle of our sorrow. Those are the ones who will stick with your through the hard parts of life, not just the easy times.

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