“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels…” 2 Corinthians 4:7
While he was still speaking, someone came from the house of the synagogue official, saying, “Your daughter has died; do not trouble the Teacher anymore.”
“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 a woman who had an illness for twelve years, and could not be healed by anyone, came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His cloak.
“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.”*
The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.”
“For the marriage that’s struggling just to hang on, they’ve lost all of their faith in love. They’ve done all they can to make it right again, still it’s not enough.”*
Constantly, night and day, he was screaming among the tombs and in the mountains, and gashing himself with stones.
“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.”*
And He saw a poor widow putting in two small copper coins.
“To the widow who suffers from being alone, wiping the tears from her eyes.”*
Then some children were brought to Him so that He might lay His hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them.
“For the children around the world without a home, say a prayer tonight.”*
Then Jesus said, “Child, arise; Your faith has healed you; I am the Living Water; Let the little children come unto Me…”
“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.”*
*Lyrics from the song by Third Day, “Cry Out to Jesus”