I smiled as I watched them dance.
A father and a daughter dancing together in their kitchen on camera. Her face luminous, exuding pure and unfettered joy. His face overflowing with love for her. Their laughter blending with the music. Then my heart felt a pang of sadness.
I would never have this experience.
I did not know what it was like to have a relationship with my father. I did not know what it was like to be loved by my father. Tears filled my eyes, and they were healing tears.
They broke open a wound that needed to be revealed. A wound that I had covered and hidden from the Lord. A place in my heart that He wanted to flood with His love and make it whole again. A place within my heart that had grown cold and empty, and He desired to fill it with His abundance until it was overflowing.
I did not believe that it was possible to know a father’s love, but the Lord revealed to me it was. Through this moment of tears. Through this revealing of sadness that I did not know still existed. Through my sorrow, the Lord showed me His mercy, His desire to love me, His desire to be my Father.
In today’s Gospel Jesus says, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will not believe” (John 4:48). Then He heals the royal official’s son, and their entire household comes to believe.
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Have you cried healing tears? How was the Lord present in that moment?
Thank you for being here.
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