So many believe our tears are a sign of weakness, because they don’t know Your secret sweet Lord. They don’t understand that in the moments of our tears, we are powerful as You fill us with Your Holy Spirit and He fills us with Your strength!
Lord, thank you for all of the tears that flow so freely from my eyes in moments of both joy and sorrow. I feel so close to You in these extreme and powerful moments of my life and I long to fill these moments with gratitude and prayer.
Please soften our hard hearts sweet Lord, and release the flood gates of the tears that so many hold back in fear of what the world believes.
Lately all I have wanted to read and learn about are the saints. Why this insatiable thirst?
Is it because my prayer has been, “Please lead us Home” and my eyes are being opened to the ones who can show the way?
Maybe, but this morning I started wondering if He has opened my eyes for another reason. Maybe He wants me to know that I know a saint and he wants me to be able to truly see her, see Him, see her, see Him.
Do we know when we are in His presence? Do we really see Him shining through others? Can we get past the exterior and the good works to really know when He is living in another?
I am not sure that I know when I am in His presence. I am not sure that I would have known Him, but I want to, I long to know Him.
Despite His Majesty, Glory, Wonder and Power, He is bending down to show me.
Look around my friends…. you probably know a saint too. The saints are here with us, helping us, quietly guiding us.
They haven’t gone straight to heaven, they turned from the open gates because they know that it isn’t truly heaven until we have all made it. He wants all of us, they want His will… they want all of us.
The first truly will be last as they continue returning to lift up the rest of us!
Imagine that someone close to you (Jay) took the blame for something that a friend of his did (Evan). Imagine that Jay got into big trouble at school and Evan took none of the blame.
If you were Jay’s parent or guardian would Evan be welcome in your house after this?
- Would your answer change if you could see that Jay truly loved Evan regardless of how Evan felt?
- Would your answer change if you could see that Jay truly loved Evan and you could see that Evan truly loved Jay?
- Would your answer change if Evan apologized to both you and Jay for what he had done?
- Would your answer change if Evan confessed his guilt at school and was give the same punishment that Jay already received?
How far must Evan go in order to be welcomed back into your house?
Thinking about this scenario really helps me put into perspective why I think we are only welcome in God the Father’s house through Jesus. Jesus loves us, but God loves Jesus so much that he is willing to open His door only to those who truly love His Son.
Maybe our own personal answers to the above questions will help us see what God’s answer would be for us to enter His house?
Thank you Jesus for taking all of the blame and loving us so much!