Thursday, April 9

We Can Cry Out to Jesus

This past week has been one of reflection for me.  I often think about Grandma, how I miss her, wish I could hear her voice, try to recall her voice, and think of precious times that we shared.  

This week in one of my classes we were discussing superstitions.  Students shared with me more about Ghost Month here in Taiwan.  The grip that death and ghosts have on some people here is really sad.

Today is Good Friday.  In a few hours, people in Bermuda will be flying kites, eating hot cross buns and fish cakes.  I miss that.  I have been reflecting a lot on Good Friday and Easter.  Jesus conquered death. We can be free from fear of death, we have hope for the future.  Jesus closed the gap between us and God.  We can cry out to Jesus.  I was really blessed by this song this morning.

To everyone who's lost someone they love
Long before it was their time
You feel like the days you had were not enough
when you said goodbye

And to all of the people with burdens and pains
Keeping you back from your life
You believe that there's nothing and there is no one
Who can make it right

There is hope for the helpless
Rest for the weary
Love for the broken heart
There is grace and forgiveness
Mercy and healing
He'll meet you wherever you are
Cry out to Jesus, Cry out to Jesus

For the marriage that's struggling just to hang on
They lost all of their faith in love
They've done all they can to make it right again
Still it's not enough

For the ones who can't break the addictions and chains
You try to give up but you come back again
Just remember that you're not alone in your shame
And your suffering

When your lonely
And it feels like the whole world is falling on you
You just reach out, you just cry out to Jesus
Cry to Jesus

To the widow who suffers from being alone
Wiping the tears from her eyes
For the children around the world without a home
Say a prayer tonight

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