Moore Oklahoma

Jesus Wept

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

I am taking a deep breath tonight. I feel so distant and separated when disaster strikes people on the television screen. My heart is in Moore tonight. Watching the news, my eyes are blurred with tears. My heart is heavy with compassion for the beautiful souls shaken by the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.

The devastation of a tornado breaks us down to caring about nothing but life and love. Homes, cars, stuff does not matter, only survival and family. The mothers hugging their lost and scared children, the men digging through debris, the grandmother crying for her lost dog, the children saddened and shaken. I can't help but see my boys eyes in those children. My arms reaching out to hug and hold them in place of those fearful mothers arms. She wishes she could make his little soul forget the images and fear but can't. Imagining their flooding emotions breeds so much compassion in me. I then imagine Jesus is weeping tonight. Weeping for the pain and heartache of his children. Jesus loves us so deeply and widely, greater than the motherly love that transcends. Oh how He loves us. We live in a broken, sinful world.

Our desire to hold our children even closer tonight comes from His desire to do the same.
May we cling to our Father and His hope tonight. May we remember to embrace every moment, laugh, tantrum, bear hug and every messy floor. May we allow Jesus to embrace our soul tonight. May the God of peace shine His face upon those hurting tonight and give them peace.

When things don't make sense, He does. When you are hurting, He is there.
John 16:33 said we will have suffering in this world. In 1 Corinthians 13:12 we're told, "Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity."

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

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