I wasn't sure if I would participate since I have not opened the bible in years.....seriously, over ten years. But, after reading her post today, I thought I'd do a little experiment. Just like Cindy did (as she explains in her blog, when she first started blogging), I opened the bible and pointed at what ever verse was on the page and I would write a post about it.
Wah-lah! this is what was under my finger:
"Rejoice with those who rejoice, mourn with those who mourn"
Romans 12:15 New King James Version
This can be applied with the friendships you have, people with whom you spend time with day to day and enjoy their company. But, I'd like to apply it to all you bloggers in blogland.
I have visited your blogs and read your posts and have "rejoiced" in the good news you post. You have made me smile, laugh and giggle out of control. I have gotten very excited to hear the good news you share.
A craft project you're excited about, a family vacation, an exciting find at a yard sale, a one of a kind craft idea, your very first video post, your very first linky party, your very first giveaway, the day you reached your one hundredth follower, an item you recently purchased and you're excited to share with us.
Through all this, I have posted many comments............ to express the joy I share with you.
Just as there are many happy posts, there are the countless sad ones that touch my heart.
Like a special needs child just two days ago fell in a pool and is now in the hospital fighting for her life, or the young couple who were out on a date, just last week. They went missing for a few days only to be found by a fireman a few days later on the side of the road, next to their crash motorcycle. Their bodies were lifeless, both leaving behind grieving children and many questions.
Or the post I read about a fellow blogger who is having a hard time recovering from the loss of a friend's child. Or the wife who spends hours blogging about her husband's terminal illness. Or the young and pretty blogger who recently posted a very sad message about her shortcomings happening in her life right now that brought a tear to my eye. Or the young and sweet lady who is going through depression and blogs about her experiences.
I have posted many comments.........to express the sadness I share with you.
Update: Friday July 16th 7:30PM
Thank You all for your wonderful comments and your prayers for these families.
I was asked to include the links to my stories above as some of you wanted to visit them, here are just a few, copy and paste on your browser: