He sees me kneeling here. . . I offer Him the worship of trusting Him with my tears. . .and He says . . . “She has shown me much love.”
Much Love. Each tear comprised of much love. Each prayer in desperation composed of much love. Each time I look to the Word instead of the World – – an act of much love. . .
My sins which are many are forgiven for I have shown much love. . . To the One Who Is Love. . . who gave Himself up for Love. His feet are absent from my earthly view so I blow a kiss to the heavens. . .
I’m in a new phase of my grief journey. It’s one that’s more intentionally caring of myself and my family. Becoming a caretaker of my own spirit. . .
And as much as possible I am giving myself permission to grieve when it hits me. . . It often “hits” me – – sweeps over me actually at church- – a strong wave of love and longings and brokenness. . . That’s more than I can push back and so I’m swept out with it. . . Wrapped up in the security of my Fathers Wings but allowed to be rocked by the waves.
And because I’m trying to embrace these waves rather than fight them- – I’ve taken the pressure off to ” keep it together ” in front of the crowd. And so among the masses today, I shook the row with my emotion. The river of tears flow freely. And a shift will occur.
The church will be reclaimed as my sanctuary and not my battlefield. I will take a respite from ministering to others but I will enter a retreat where I am ministered to.
I won’t watch the tears roll down my husbands face without being able to hold tight to his hand and whisper truth into the ears that are attached to his soul.
I will enter into a posture of unguarded worship. . . Its the only real worship there is
And it’s more than that. For I’m not the only woman who came to the day in her destiny where she would bear no shame in her tears. Not even close. But there is one that Jesus spoke of directly. . .
He demanded that they look at her- acknowledge her gifts which were only Love. . .
“She wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. . . She has not ceased In kissing my feet. . . Her many sins are forgiven – – for the she loved much.”
And so it is my faith that saves me and I too go in peace. . .
Luke 7: 36-50 tells the whole story and part of it is my story too. What a great author He is. . . Faithfully crafting sequels of salvation for us all . We love much because He is much Love❤️