Week 21 Bible Reading Plan 2015

Sorry for the delay and no pretty picture for this week’s reading, I’ve been busy getting ready for an art show tomorrow.

Can you believe we are half way through the Old Testament?  So what’s been your favorite story or person so far?

Week 21 May 21 – May 27, 2015

  1. Psalms 111-118
  2. 1 Kings 1-2; Psalms 37; 71; 94
  3. Psalm 119:1-88
  4. 1 Kings 3-4; 2 Chronicles 1; Psalm 72
  5. Psalm 119:89-176
  6. Song of Songs 1:1-5:1

Bottled Teardrops

After the loss of my mother, I felt like I had lost more than my mother or my best friend.  I had lost the person that knew my story…all of my story.  She knew the things that I didn’t tell anyone else.  She knew why I reacted to certain situations, because she knew the back-story, she knew my heart.

Now it sometimes seems as if my friends and yes, my family, only know part of me and no one knows the whole story of Deborah anymore.

It can be a sad, depressed place to have those thoughts.  So I am glad when I am reminded that there is someone that knows me even better than my mother did.

Psalm 139:13-14 reminds me that I have been remarkably and wonderfully made and the One who made me, knit me together long before my mother ever knew me.

There are times that I cry silent tears for a heart that still hurts, that still aches and no one knows…but God does.

He sees every tear and captures each one.  He doesn’t brush them away as nonsense.  He puts them in His bottle because He knows they tell my true story (Psalm 56:8).

y0Voupr8jLHfinllv6S6CYtlNKQW3jVuTm_rFH08RsNm=w845-h929-noI’m reminded of that moment in Harry Potter when Harry watches the man he thought was his enemy die.  Snape tells Harry to take his tears because they tell the true story, the story of how much he loved Harry and sacrificed for him.

Our tears tell our story and it is only God who keeps them, that understands them.