Corona Blog --4: God weeps tooDraw us closer to Your heart
What is His heart for us in this confusion and uncertainty?
‘Father, we long to know You more. Please lead us deeper, draw us closer to Your heart.’
We carry on in this new, strange world, doing our best. But every now and then, we stop.
And we weep.
Almost 100,000 dead at the time of writing. Loved ones in hospital, with no family members there to comfort them. Vulnerable people alone and afraid. So many unemployed. Each one of us a potentially fatal carrier of infection wherever we go.
And we need to know that God weeps too.
God made us, He loves us, He gave us life, He wants more life for us, not less. He wants good for us, not bad. He is not the bringer of this horror. He is not the source of this evil. Truly, He is not.
God knows each and every person, from the inside out. He created us. He knows what we think, He knows how we feel. Each one of us is His precious child. He is our Father and He loves us. And when we weep, He weeps. When we hurt, He hurts. He hurts as a father or mother hurts when their child suffers.
God became a human being, Jesus. Jesus showed us what God is like. He loved people. He healed people. When He saw Jerusalem, knowing what would happen to that city, He wept. When He heard that Lazarus had died, He wept.
God shares our sorrow. He is not the destroyer – He is the Life-giver, the Creator, the Redeemer.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
‘God is love.
This is how God showed His love among us:
He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him.’
(1 John 4:8-9)
‘Father, we hurt. Father, we weep. We don’t know how to understand this. But we know that You are good. We know that You love us, that You want good for us. Thank You. ’
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© Mary Jacquelin Douglas 2020
Hi, my name is Mary. I’ve been a member of City Gate church for ages, and my desire to know God grows every year. I’ve recently been exploring the relationship we can have with God as Father because of Jesus, and that colours everything I see. In the midst of this corona virus pandemic, I find myself wondering what God is doing at this time.