Monday, December 26, 2011

Weep With Those Who Weep

A few weeks ago my friend Alicia wrote a blog post titled: Rejoice with those who rejoice.  The month of November had been filled with much rejoicing as good friends came to the adoption finish line.  Long days of children waiting in orphanages were now replaced with sweet tears and cheers in an airport waiting area.   I spent almost the entire month in awe of a God that would allow 3 children to go from having nothing to having everything - a family.  I was left with an intense feeling of gratitude to a God who knows every detail of our lives and knows what each of His children need before we even ask.  I must have listened to Travis Cottrell’s "Thanks Be To Our God" at least a hundred times...

Hallelujah! Everlasting songs will rise For all you've done.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Thanks be to our God!

And then came December. On December 6th, I found out my mother has cancer. The days of rejoicing were shut down and a season of weeping began. I'm not really sure if anyone is truly thankful for days like these, but I’m trying my best to remember all He's done and be thankful in all moments.  Each moment of pain and suffering is filled with His grace, and I just ask for more...more grace, more days, more moments. I know that He is here, and I'm confident that He knows exactly what I need even in this place. 


This moment, this place, is none other than a gate to heaven, a window of grace. Even here, a place of God.  Ann Voskamp

1 comment:

Teresa said...

You've certainly weeped enough with me over the years. It's an honor to return the favor. I love you my friend.