The first Easter that I truly mourned for Jesus was two years ago. I cried as I went to bed on Good Friday as I finally scratched the surface of trying to understand how His disciples must have felt that night. My sweet husband held my hand as I cried and we fell asleep.
Last year I mourned again and I cried and prayed a lot for Judas Iscariot. I remember going for a nature walk with my family and my sweet girls holding my hands as the tears flowed.
I am not sure why I have been so greatly blessed with so many tears during Holy Week the last two years, but I pray for tears of true sorrow for my sweet Jesus to flow again this year. I also pray for you to join me in this great sorrow NOT because misery loves company, but because following our tears we will together rise to great heights of joy on Easter morning as we again celebrate that He is Risen, He is Risen, He is Risen Indeed, my friends.
May all of the glory for ever and ever be given to Him! Amen.
Today I have been thinking about our sweet Jesus and all of the pain and suffering He will go through for me, for you, for all of us. I am so sad.
I keep thinking of Simon the Cyrene helping Him to carry His cross and Veronica leaning in to wipe His face. I want others to be there for Him, for our sweet Jesus, during His pain, during His agony. I have so many friends who love Him so much.
I want to a dream a little dream today. I want to dream that my sweet friends are there with Jesus. I want to imagine all of you quietly standing up and taking up His cross so that Simon’s hands are free to carry our Lord. I want to imagine you sprinkled through the crowd and quietly leaning in as He passes to wipe His face, kiss His wounds, and gently care for Him.
We cannot change what happened, it had to happen, the scriptures had to be fulfilled. Maybe we can dream a little dream to ease His pain, ease His suffering, and send Him our timeless love.
Thank you my friends for helping me to find our sweet Jesus. Please love Him today, please care for Him today, and I pray with all of my heart that you have the honor of being with Him today in our dreams.
I spoke with a friend today whose family was recently rocked by some very difficult news. She told me that when the Doctor delivered the news she said, “Life as you know it will never be the same.”
I have been thinking a lot about this tonight. A short 24 hours earlier, Jesus and His best friends were sharing a meal, then everything changed in a moment and life was never the same. Just one day after the death of their Friend, their God, Jesus; shock, fear, grief and anxiety still ruled and the disciples could not yet accept that, Life as they knew it would never be the same. They did not yet know the secret that even from a change in their lives this terrible, this earth shattering, something GOOD would come and Life as they knew it would never be the same!
Life will never be the same… still grieving but now slowly understanding and accepting the change and the magnitude of Your gift. Thank You and I love You so much Jesus!