Monday: Psalm 56-58, 60, Acts 21.1-16, Luke 7.36-50

from Drue Rockett

This past week, I stumbled upon a quote by Dr. Timothy Keller that says, “The only person who dares wake up a king at 3:00 AM for a glass of water is a child. We have that kind of access.” 

Not only does the King of this Universe bend down from Heaven to hear our prayers, but He cares so tenderly about our worries and our sorrows. In Psalm 56:8, David says, “You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book?” I’m currently in a season of aching for motherhood. It is taking longer than I anticipated for this desire to be fulfilled. I find so much comfort in knowing that every tear that has rolled down my cheek, every sleepless night tossing to and fro with worry, has not gone unnoticed by our God.

Life on this side of heaven is full of unfulfilled desires, disappointment, and loss. Not one of us is exempt. But as we see in the story of Lazarus, the same God who raises the dead climbs down into the valley of tears with us, walking alongside us through our grieving. Soon, a day will come when He will dry our tears forevermore. Until then, He promises to be near the broken-hearted. 

I live in Back Bay with my husband Carson. We’re huge fans of picnicking on the Charles River in the summer and would love for you to join us!