For most people, this day before Easter is traditionally filled with the bustle of preparations to celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection. We finish our shopping, bake sweet treats, iron our Sunday best, nestle plastic eggs in baskets, and in the busyness, we sadly forget the weight of this day nearly 2,000 years ago. Read or listen to today's post at ufcwomen.blog. Also find there the beautiful hymn "Be Still, My Soul" and artwork by Ellie Escobar.
Most of the hymns in our Come and See series didn’t garner much attention when they were first published. Most of their writers were penniless Sunday school teachers or parish preachers who were faithfully communicating biblical truth to the people in their sphere of influence. Some like the hymn writer we’re featuring today weren’t even professional writers. But through the years, their quiet projects became some of the most-loved, most-published, and most-sung hymns of the Church today.
For this week's hymn feature, we are featuring "Jesus Wept" and remembering that "still in glory He can mark each mourner's tear." We are also highlighting Psalm 56:8: "You have kept count of my tossing; put my tears in your bottle." Don't miss the special links and printable today at ufcwomen.blog.
Join us as we ponder and pray through this week's reading — John 11 and 14.
Without a doubt, the past 12 months have been dramatically altered by COVID-19 and brought a range of emotions and reasons to grieve. In today's podcast, Jamie Harms takes us to John 11 and 14 to see how Jesus responded to grief — both His own and that of His friends. His example encourages us as we look at how we process our own emotions and support those around us.