This week my wife and I experienced a Biblical truth in a way we never had before. Romans 12:15 says, “Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.” On many occasions we have rejoiced with those who rejoice. On many other occasions we have wept with those who wept. But this week, we did both simultaneously.
While at the cancer center with my bride to infuse some fluids to knock down the after-effects of chemotherapy treatment, someone rang the bell. This person had just completed her last chemotherapy treatment. To celebrate, she got to ring the bell, which is awesome! Both my wife and I simultaneously rejoiced and wept; rejoiced with this person who had finished her course and wept because the finish line is still ahead for us and for the others in the cancer center that day.
We were neither conflicted nor confused. For the children of God, weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning (Ps 30:5). The end of the matter is rejoicing! Praise the Lord!