Weeping & Rejoicing

Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. (Romans 12:15 NKJV)

As I sit outdoors listening to the windchime clank back and forth melodically in tune with the warm winds, I find my thoughts passing through the skies with some somber feelings and those of rejoicing.

My sister in The Lord lost her mother recently. I cried and my heart still mourns yet I find comfort and rejoice with her because her mother has gone home to be with our Lord.

Thinking back over the last few weeks as well as the months, she and I have had conversations of laughter and those deep in prayer over various matters.

She is my sister. In Christ we share His blood.

One of the most profound conversations we have had is that of having a kindred spirit. Through one of my dark times I told her that she was like a sister (blood related, earthly type DNA kind of stuff) to me and that I truly appreciated her. You know what she told me?!! She said “Terra, I AM your sister!” While it may not seem like it grabs and clenches the heart to you, it spoke volumes to me and it still does!

Though we have never met in person (yet) we have built this relationship that seems as if it was meant to be and we carry on like we’ve known each other for years! As much as I talk about her to my kids and my husband I think they pretty much know everything I know about her.

My other brothers and sisters in The Lord that I have grown close to have impacted my life as well as I of theirs. My heart is blessed when I am thought of and their lives are shared with me. The in and out, the good and bad are taken up and treasured for in these times, prayers are lifted up over many things that we each face. We weep together and we rejoice together. I find comfort in this.

Kindred spirits…. kindred bloodline. These are the treasures I have through Christ in the multitude of brothers and sisters I have become close to over passing time. I look forward to joining together with many I have yet to meet and bond with.

Who would ever think that such treasure could be found in the “blogdom”. Surely not I a few years ago. I am a believer who’s “cup has runneth over”.

The Blood of Christ Jesus surpasses any earthly blood ties and connections that a DNA test could ever compile. With that said, I am completely satisfied.

Though this life is temporary and shall pass away, I trust and believe that Father God will provide for the motherless, fatherless, those without siblings and those simply in need of love and fellowship with those that they can connect with.

Miles away, distant lands and even language barriers may separate us but it is the bloodline of Christ that unites us forever.

Whether you are weeping or rejoicing I am with you doing the same. I am thankful for the overflow of love that’s been poured out and for that which is received.

If we never meet face to face in this life, I look forward to seeing you in glory!



10 thoughts on “Weeping & Rejoicing

  1. I love you, Terra. Thank you, SISTER! 🙂 I feel you here with me now. We had a celebration of Mom’s life today, and it was glorious. I praise God for His goodness and love!

    • (welling up with tears) I love you too Natalie and you are welcome SISTER!! 🙂 God is faithful and so good to us! Hearing from you is timely and I am glad that you can feel me there with you. I wish I could have been there with you today in person but The Lord brought my spirit to be with you. Glory glory and praises in the highest for His love and goodness! Amen!

    • Blessings to you both. I thank Him for you all and what inspirations are placed upon my heart to share with His beloveds. Let us rejoice in His sovereignty always! He’s faithful indeed.

  2. Hi Terra. I am hopeful that you have found such great connection in the blog world as I am new to this place and looking to find some wonderful friends. I really liked how you initally differentiated your sister in the Lord and then made it your sister. I guess I always thought that there was a difference too but it seems we might both have got that one wrong. Thanks for your thoughts.

    • Hi Roma, I have found such great bonding relationships here on the blog since I have been on here. All across the world! Thanks for your kindness and understanding about sisterhood. I truly see how deep the meaning and actual relationship is. I would not change it for the world! God knew what He was doing in bringing together His children together in unity. It is a blessing indeed. I look forward to getting to know you and I pray you too will find kindred ties as well as you further your journey on the blog!

      Love, blessings and prayers always to you richly in our Lord Jesus Christ…..

      Your sister,

  3. Terra. Your post relates to this scripture. Such a comfort and awakening for me!
    Psalm 126:6 They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest.

    How awesome to find such a friend(s) (harvest) in the blog atmosphere that you can relate and share hearts with. To share with family, and friends is a gift of hope. May your friendship blossom in God’s unconditional love for all of His children! Blessings to you.

    A Woman After God’s Own Heart

    • The scripture was relatable I agree, Shenine! Thank you for sharing it.

      It has been a blessing to come into great friendships with brothers and sisters in Christ in the blog atmosphere. I never foreseen it coming when I started blogging but God will place people in your life all over the globe. Imagine that! I’m so thankful for His Blood and the experiences of bonding with others I have never met in person as well as those friends I have outside of the blog who have helped me to blossom and enjoy the journey in life as we knit our hearts together through our sorrows and rejoicing!

      God is awesome!

      Love n blessings to you dear sister,


  4. I agree, Terra. Blogging is one of the best things I’ve ever done. I’m glad to have found you, and “sister” sounds great. I always wanted a sister. 🙂 Now I have many.

    • Amen,Patti. I am so glad to have found you as well. Having many sisters is a wonderful blessing I treasure.

      Much love to you in Christ…


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