“…Woman, why are you weeping?…” John 20:13
Why?? I’m weeping because I’m angry. They took Him and beat Him with a whip, until His skin was shredded. They mocked Him with a crown of thorns, making fun of Him, calling Him King of the Jews. I’m angry that they treated Him with such contempt! How dare they? They made Him carry His own cross to Golgotha! I’m angry because they took my Savior and they nailed Him to the cross. They pierced His side with a spear…like a common criminal! I’m angry because they killed him…
“…Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?…” John 20:15
I’m weeping because I’m sad. They took the Man that saved me. He delivered me from demons and gave me my life back. They killed Him and put Him in this tomb. And now they’ve taken Him away. I haven’t even had a chance to anoint His body with the perfumes and spices. Why? Oh, why did they take Him? They carried Him away, and I don’t know where they’ve put Him! I’m sad because He’s gone…
“Jesus said to her, ‘Mary!’”…” John 20:16
I’m weeping joyful tears because He’s alive! I’m weeping happy tears because He’s risen! I have seen the Lord! He lives! I’m weeping because through His death, He has redeemed me! No more excuses, no more keeping quiet! I have seen the Lord in all my circumstances: Bad, good, boring and exciting. I will share when I have seen Him. He’s alive, and I’m weeping because my sorrow has turned to joy…
“…You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy…” John 16:20
Until next week,
Joining these lovely writers. Be sure to visit their pages, you’ll be encouraged!
Suzie Eller, Live Free Thursday
Susan at Dance with Jesus
Barbie at The Weekend Brew
Kelly at Purposeful Faith
Holly at Testimony Tuesday
Sue at Life Giving Linkup
Holley at Coffee for Your Heart
Jennifer at Tell His Story
Meredith at Woman 2 Woman Wednesday
He is Risen, Indeed! Can’t wait for the joy of Easter Morning!
Yes, ma’am, Liz! Resurrection Joy!
Christy Mobley says
Beautifully written Ellen. A reminder of all we celebrate this week. Thank you.
Live Free Thursday ~
Thank you Christy, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Rhonda Quaney says
Beautiful home for your words Ellen. And your heart speaks a message that is so refreshing. Thankful to share faith in Christ with you. Happy Resurrection Day!
Thank you Rhonda! So glad you stopped by!
My sorrow has turned to joy. Yes, indeed. He is risen. Happy Easter, Ellen.
He is risen indeed! Thank you for stopping by, Kristi!
Beautiful words, Ellen. Happy Easter to you. He is risen indeed!
Happy Easter to you Betsy!
Carmen Horne says
Mary’s perspective. Beautiful friend. Happy Easter!
Thank you my sweet friend!
I’m posting this one! He is risen! Hallelujah!
Thank you Julie! He is risen indeed!
~ linda says
YES! He is risen and I know that I am His.
Amen, Linda! Happy Resurrection Sunday to you!
Susan Mead says
Ellen, He is RISEN indeed!
Yes! Thank you for stopping by Susan!
Mary Geisen says
Hallelujah! He has risen indeed! I love looking at this story of Jesus through the weeping. Beautiful reminder of all the emotions we feel as Jesus made His way through life, death and life again. Happy Easter!
Happy Easter to you, Mary! Thanks for visiting!
Diana Rockwell says
Dear Ellen, this is a beautiful post. I was just listening to Hallelujah and it brought tears to my eyes. Christ endured so much for us. Blessings Diana
Thank you for your sweet words, Dianna. Yes, He endured so much for us. It makes me think twice about all the little complaints I tend to have! Thank you for visiting.
Sarah Donegan says
My sorrow has turned to joy. Yes!
And what joy it is, Sarah! Thank you for stopping by!
Sarah @ Pretty Simple Ideas says
Oh, so beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Too often we get caught up in the celebrations we forget the real meanings of these three days.
What truth you speak Sarah! Getting too caught up in the celebrations! I know I’m guilty! Thank you for your encouraging comments today!
So beautiful, Ellen! I love the progression as the tears turn from anger to sadness and then to exuberant joy! He is risen!
Indeed He is Gayl! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Kim Stewart says
He is risen, indeed! What a beautiful post, Ellen, I hope you had a very blessed weekend!
Thank you Kim! I so appreciate your encouraging comments! Looking forward to She Speaks!!
So grateful because He is Risen, all our tears will one day be turned into joy….and for His joy now…blessings to you 🙂
Amen Dolly! He will wipe away every tear!
Hi Ellen! The Passion and Resurrection is such a journey in faith and emotion isn’t it? And you really illustrated that here with your own path through the holy days.
He is Risen, and he conquers all. Even the horrid torture and the denials and the abandonment. May we be richly blessed in his grace to always be with him!
Hi Ceil! So glad you stopped by! Yes, such passion and emotion – to think He died for me! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Tai East says
Ellen, this was an incredibly beautiful post! Thank so very much for sharing this! Grateful to be your neighbor from Life-Giving Linkup! Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂
Thank you sweet Tai, I’m so glad you visited!
Kelly Balarie says
Yes Ellen! I celebrate this with you this morning. He is risen indeed! Great words of joy were spoken here today. Cheering you on from the #RaRalinkup on Purposeful Faith.