Why Do You Weep?
Read: John 20:11-18
It’s the day after the resurrection. Should have been the happiest day of their lives. Yet, here we are in the middle of the scene and one of the main characters in the story is crying.
I want you to get that.
Because there’s something here for us.
Today is the day after Easter. Yesterday, you may have put on a new outfit, went to church, sang the songs and listened to the sermon about the greatest part of our faith. But now it’s Monday, and maybe you’re sad.
Would you do what Mary did? The Master is calling out to you. Give Him your sadness, your tears. At the end of the story, Mary was no longer crying because she was in the presence of the Lord.
You don’t have to put on a happy face in front of God. He knows what you’re going through and He wants to be the one to call your name and dry your tears. If today has brought you sorrow and grief, meditate on the verses below and take it to the Lord in prayer…He’s listening.
“Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.
I will say unto God my rock, Why has thou forgotten me? Why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.”