Thursday, March 14, 2024

I Weep

 


Jesus wept. ~John 11:35


I weep for hurting souls 

Who never saw the coming

Of travesty, now mourning

The ones who suffered

I weep for the children

Who never will see light 

Of day, God's promises

Denied because of

Choices, selfish, made

I weep for those whose

Health betrayed them

When it's needed most

And in the weeping, I

See hope and grace

In Father, Son, and Holy

Spirit, Three in One.

Amen!

54 comments:

  1. Dearest Martha Jane,
    Indeed, one could weep with the Parents and family of Laken Riley...
    If there was no life after death—there would not be any justice for so many.
    Faith is our stronghold!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Mariette, you read my mind; I was thinking about Laken's family when I wrote this. Faith is, indeed, our stronghold.
      Love and blessings!

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  2. Yes, there is so much sorrow in our world, especially for those who have no hope of eternity in heaven. There is much work to be done still before our Master returns for us, and yet we do not know the day and hour He will come so we must always be ready. Praying for those who have lost loved ones and praying for those who are lost. Psalm 30:4-5 says, 4 "Sing praise to the Lord, you saints of His,
    And give thanks at the remembrance of [a]His holy name.
    5 For His anger is but for a moment,
    His favor is for life;
    Weeping may endure for a night,
    But joy comes in the morning." Amen.

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    1. There certainly is enough sorrow in this world to drown us all, Pamela, and it would if we didn't have hope and faith in our Lord and Savior, who will one day wipe every tear away from His beloved children. I pray, with you, that more people will come to know God's saving grace.
      Love and blessings!

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  3. Very powerful. One of your best.

    There is so much to weep about in the world today. And I believe Christ weeps with us.

    God bless, Martha. Thank you.

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    1. Thanks so much, Victor, for your kind words here today. Yes, my friend, I do believe, too, that Jesus stands right with us, weeping for His beloved children.
      Love and blessings!

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    1. Amen, He did! And He knows every pain and sorrow we endure, Glynn.
      Love and blessings!

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  5. Beautiful!
    Blessings, Martha
    Lulu

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  6. Everyone else said what was on my heart beautifully. I'll simply add: amen and I'm also awaiting that day when we who trust & believe in Jesus will weep no more. ❤️‍🔥

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    1. Join the club, Sparky! Won't that be a marvelous day?
      Love and blessings!

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  7. É muito bom ter fé e pedir a Deus não só por nós, mas por todos que precisarem. Nossa fé pode ajudar sempre. Bonita sua prece. Bju

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    1. Thanks so much, Ro! Yes, we should be quick to pray for others in need.
      Love and blessings!

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  8. Indeed, praise God for his hope and grace! My heart grieves for those who have no hope, no Lord of Provision in their lives to rely on, especially when the unthinkable occurs. As mentioned here before no doubt, I can't imagine life without Him!

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    1. Truly, Nancy, there is no life nor hope when the Lord isn't present. Praying for all who do not know Him.
      Love and blessings!

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  9. Amen. God sees our tears, carries them, honors our lament.

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    1. He certainly does that, Linda. And He laments right along with us.
      Love and blessings!

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  10. I agree with Victor; this is one of your best. I, too, sweep for those who, for whatever reason, don't seek hope in His promises.

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    1. Thanks so much, Mevely, for your kind words here. Yes, weeping for all who don't know His love and grace should be something every Christian does.
      Love and blessings!

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  11. Your poem beautifully captures the depth of sorrow and compassion for those who suffer in this world.
    It's a poignant reminder of the importance of faith and the comfort it brings in times of darkness.

    Hugs and blessings, Martha

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    1. Faith certainly does give us hope and comfort in times of trial, Veronica. Thank you for your kind words about the poem, too.
      Love and blessings!

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  12. Thank you...sure needed this smile.

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    1. I'm so glad these words spoke to your heart, Linda.
      Love and blessings!

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  13. As your other fans have said so well, Martha, this piece is deeply touching, and a powerful reminder of the depth of God's love and the compassion that emerges from it. We have no shortage of opportunities to experience that love. The challenge we face is to realize that our tears are not meant to simply grant us a moment or two of compassion. They are meant to move us to action, as they did when Jesus displayed them. It's relatively easy to sit in our comfortable chairs and weep for the sorrow others are experiencing, but not so much to get up and see what we can do to alleviate that suffering, and maybe to prevent it happening to someone else. Thank you for the reminding me to work toward turning vicarious compassion into victorious activity. You are indeed a treasure, my fried.

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    1. Thanks so much, Ron, for your kind and caring words here. Yes, it isn't enough to cry and stand by; we need to ask ourselves how we can help alleviate the suffering of another, and then act upon that.
      Love and blessings!

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  14. powerful prayer. Read it through multiple times. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jean. I'm honored to know that you read it through more than once.
      Love and blessings!

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  15. Martha Jane: This is very touching. Thank you for sharing it with us. Peace and blessings to you and yours,

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem, Cecelia.
      Love and blessings!

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  16. I appreciate people who know how to weep with those who weep. I'm glad you're that kind of person, Martha. There are so many tragedies around us that we are witness to.

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    1. There are so many tragedies all around us, Lisa, that's for sure. May we have hearts that weep for others who are suffering.
      Love and blessings!

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  17. Sobering, powerful, and heart-stirring, Martha. So grateful for the hope and grace from the Lord in the midst of a world gone mad. It's amazing how you use such a small amount of words and create something so riveting! God bless, dear Martha! Karen Friday

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    1. Thank you, Karen, for your thoughtful and complimentary words here. Any gift I have for writing certainly comes from God, and I pray that I use that gift to His honor and glory.
      Love and blessings!

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  18. Bom dia, Martha
    Lindo poema, que possamos chorar com os que choram, aprender com Cristo a ter compaixão pelo próximo, um forte abraço.

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    1. Amen, Lucinalva! May we all have the heart of Jesus when we show compassion to others.
      Love and blessings!

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  19. We are living in such a challenging and amazing time! I don't know how people without faith do it. But I think maybe that is why so many people are chasing false idols in hopes of some peace. We need to stick close to the words of Jesus. How we treat and think about each other is how we honor God. Aloha and thank you for your prayerful presence in my life

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    1. Thanks for your kind and thoughtful words here, Cloudia, and know that I'm grateful to be a part of your life through blogging.
      Love and blessings!

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  20. Amen!

    God bless you my sister in Christ and friend.

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  21. Tears are joy and anguish from the heart.

    Hugs and Blessings

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