Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wordless Weeping


To perceive is to suffer. ~Aristotle

I wonder how God does it. How does He hear every cry? See every tear? Feel every hurt? Why does He even continue to bother with us at all?

I cannot share all of what is on my heart this day, because it is not about me but about others who are close to me: my husband's parents needing assistance a day's drive away, families working through some painful emotional issues, a friend whose mother refuses to accept her children because of skin color, an exhausted and depressed friend whose house is currently being cleaned up of smoke damage, a husband who had a near-miss from a chunk of tunnel ceiling falling through the windshield on him while he was driving hundreds of miles away, a woman who has been in constant pain for years now unable to work, people with financial problems all over and there are others...so, so many others.

I know there is much more sadness and far more atrocities beyond these things in the world, but these are the ones that touch me personally, because these people I know, people I love. How does God do this every moment with every living being?

This is one of the reasons I fast one day each week, Wednesday, this day. If for no other reason but to remind myself that others are suffering...and to just weep with them, for them, because most of the time I do not even know for what I should pray. The heart has a wordless language that my Lord hears.

~ Still, my Lord, how do You do this every moment? ~

3 comments:

  1. Jesus was a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief. He wept at the grave of his friend Lazarus. He is our perfect example.
    And yet God is altogether unlike us. He is infinite, eternal and unchangeable in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness and truth.(WCF catechism 4) With him, all things are possible. Nothing is too difficult for him. If it were not so, then we would be altogether without hope and undone.
    May he give you comfort in your griefs and answers to your heartfelt prayers.

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  2. Ganeida, ♥ back to you!

    Ruby, thank you and may He give the comfort to those suffering with whom I grieve.

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