Luke 7: 12 "And a large crowd from the town was WITH her."
Her being the widow who was dragging her body across town following her son. But this time she was not chasing his clumsy toddler feet, dragging out of exhaustion. Oh, to have that back! She was on the unimaginable trail to bury her only son "and a large crowd from the town was WITH her." Her people were WITH her.
Luke 7:13 "When the Lord saw her, his HEART WENT OUT to her.."
Jesus, you are going to do your part. Your heart will always break and go out to the widow, orphan, childless parent. Help them to know without a doubt, your heart is WITH them and not against them.
Jesus, help us to be a community WITH our people. PHYSICALLY. EMOTIONALLY. MENTALLY. SPIRUTUALLY. WITH our PRESENCE. WORDS. PRAYERS. ACTIONS.
Help us be your tangible heart WITH them.
OUR widows, orphans, parents who have said goodbye to children on this earth, in the womb or out, parents who have humbly and selflessly chosen the path of adoption for their child, recognizing they are not in a place for that role; and to those who have been stripped of that title, no matter the cause.