When we can weep again

It will be a good sign when we can weep again.  It will be a sign of spiritual awakening, an indication that the Spirit of God is helping us “hear” and at sufficient depth of soul that we understand our desperate condition.  On that day, tears will indicate our hunger for light and life–not just for ourselves, but for others as well.  Nehemiah wept.  I hope you will read chapter 1 of his story.  When he heard the condition of Jerusalem he fasted and prayed and confessed his sins.  He was not emotionally numb.  Are we?  It reminds me of the Gospel of Mark.  (new Wednesday night study, first lecture was this past week)  When John the Baptist came, he brought a national spiritual awakening and, with it,  an intense awareness of sin.  “they were being baptized by him in the Jordan river, confessing their sins”  (Mark 1:5)  They were upset and highly motivated.   It was a good sign, a sign of God’s grace.  I’m convinced it will be for us as well.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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