Friday, October 5th


Jesus wept." - John 11:35

Dear Jesus, you wept deeply at the grave of your friend, Lazarus.  You feel all of our pain from every experience. You know what it feels like to be trapped in this world where loss is the order of things.  Thank you for not only winning for us a way out but for doing it by entering our entire grieving experience.  You are the God who knows and cares.  It makes me feel not so alone as I struggle to hang onto the gospel knot in my rope.  AMEN

"God knows.  God cares. God rescues."