So last week my memory verse was John 11:35. I know you know it.
Yep…last week was a tad busy so I needed an easy one. Can’t get much easier.
But guess what…whenever I thought on this verse, it had a profound impact on me. Jesus wept. Reinforcing the fact that He walked on this earth. As a human. With human emotions. Human reactions. Even knowing He was going to raise Lazarus from the dead, He felt such sorrow and compassion…He wept. Jesus, the Son of God, the Son of Man, wept. In public. Allowing His feelings to show.
For so many years, way too many to count, I kept my emotions in check, under control. In public. In private. One fateful day, several years ago, my sweet daughter innocently asked me what would be a serious life-changing question, “mom, how come I’ve never seen you cry?”
A story for another day, but it did change me. And last week’s scripture memorization, although picked up as an “easy” scripture to memorize, turned out to make quite an impact on me. I love how His Word always does that.
This week’s memory verse is going to be much more difficult. Not in memorizing, but in what it does to me; my attitude; my heart. It’s already started working.
Galatians 5:22-23. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23.
Apparently, God thinks I need to be thumped repeatedly over the head with this scripture as it has been popping up everywhere I turn today.
Love you guys,
4 thoughts on “Memory Monday”
I needed this verse today. Thank you!! >Love,>Sarah
That is my prayer verse for every day. I love it.>>And, I love knowing that Jesus wept. >>Thanks for sharing Susan.>Love ya,>Fran
Love you back!>Joanne
This is my first time visiting. What a lovely blog you have! I love what you did with your Bible study materials 🙂 We were at Kinko’s yesterday, finding out about pricing for making calendars for Christmas gifts, and also small little cookbooks with family favorite recipes for our sons. Your family is beautiful! I’ll come back and visit again.