When Jesus cried, women were present.
Sometimes He was crying with them, other times they were crying with Him.
Three weeks ago I reread the story of Mary and Martha and Lazarus's death in John 11. (Take a second and read it.)
Did you know, Jesus, when He wept in this story, His weeping was a juxtaposition?
The obvious tell of His weeping was for Lazarus. They were friends and Scripture tell us he was "the one whom Jesus loved." (11:3)
But the juxtaposed tell of Jesus' weeping was Mary. Jesus wept because Mary was weeping. (11:32-35) He mourned with her. He saw her and met her where she was at. He didn't try to console her with reason or miracles. He. just. wept.
There are times when I don't want reason or miracles, I just need to weep. Bitterly, soberly, with my Savior. And knowing that He weeps with me, is one of the most comforting things I have discovered this season.
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*If you're just joining us, for the next 31 days I'll be posting verses that have written pivotal parts of my life story. What are yours?
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About Julianna Morlet
Julianna Morlet is the girl behind the lifestyle blog, The Girl That Sings. Her blog is focused on her journey as a homemade singer, writer, speaker. If she could sum up who she is in one sentence it'd be, "A visionary idealist who wishes to conquer the world before her 25th birthday." She is the eldest of six children, and is being well-seasoned and fashioned by this life. From sexual abuse, to a blended family, to a baby sister with leukemia, to college in the mid-west and her journey as a homemade singer and worship leader, she has been led to a faith in God that cannot be shaken. You can find her at juliannamorlet.com, Facebook, and Twitter.
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