Don’t cry Selah… Rejoice!

Mother and cubs in the Serengeti

A Mother’s Day Miracle

As Jesus approached the town of Nain, his disciples and a large crowd traveled with him. As they approached the town’s gate a dead man was being carried out. With him was his widowed mother. Another large crowd was walking out with them. Jesus saw her and said, “Don’t cry.” His heart was moved by the loss she was experiencing.

Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. Selah*

Psalm 68:19

Jesus walked over to the coffin and touched it. The procession stopped. There was a pause, there was a Selah.

Just stop and pause right now. At this very moment….I’m asking you,

Are you in a moment of time where everything is heavy, your heart is broken, or perhaps you just feel like you can’t go on? Perhaps you or someone you love is sick, and hurting. A miracle is needed and you or them have been picked up and are being carried away and there is nothing you can do.

I feel the Spirit of our LORD saying Selah,

don’t cry….
wait a moment,
don’t be distracted by the crowds,
pay attention,
give thought to,
look up and see who has approached the situation.

There is one who is approaching and waiting for us to look to Him. He can and will wipe away our tears. He has compassion on our situation and still performs miracles today. This mother needed a miracle. After Jesus spoke to the mother he then turned and spoke to the dead man I imagine there was a silence and maybe even a few gasps.

Jesus then said, “Young man, I say to you, get up!”

This mother’s day was turned from mourning to dancing and rejoicing

Luke 7:15

The funeral procession turned into a rebirth celebration. The wailing and weeping turned into a Selah moment, then loudly and expressly became a time to rejoice! Jesus turns death into life. He then carries us along. Don’t cry…Selah, Rejoice!

Blessed be the Lord— day after day he carries us along.
He’s our Savior, our God, oh yes!
He’s God-for-us, he’s God-who-saves-us.
Lord God knows all
death’s ins and outs.

Psalm 68:19-20 MSG

The scripture then says the young man sat up. He must have been laid in a carrier described as a coffin, (not the kind we think of today). He began to talk and Jesus presented him to his mother. What a gift! The crowds were speechless. Another Selah moment, a pause as they all looked in awe. Then I imagine one began to shout and praise God for the miracle that had just been performed, and in an instant there were shouts of praise to God. Someone recognized Jesus as a great prophet and said,

God has come to help his people!

Luke 7:16b

Jesus is still in the miracle doing business today. He desires to cause moments in our lives that are in between anguish and rejoicing. These are moments where Jesus will be glorified for who He is, and revealed in and through His true disciples.

He who brings trouble on his family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise. The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise. If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner!

Proverbs 11:29-31

Stop and pause for a moment, Selah…seek HIM; pause and ask yourself who is God of all the earth? Jesus, who lives and dwells within His disciples bring wisdom, strength and love to the lost hurting and broken. He is able to shut the mouth of the enemy. His disciples go out among the people and touch them, comforting them, telling them Don’t Cry…Selah, rejoice!

The LORD God is our Redeemer, our Creator, our and our Savior. He is Lord over the Kingdoms of the earth and nothing, no power or principality will reign supreme over Him. His power and strength will prevail over the fools and those who deny Him.

Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth;
Oh, sing praises to the Lord, Selah

To Him who rides on the heaven of heavens, which were of old!
Indeed, He sends out His voice, a mighty voice.

Ascribe strength to God;
His excellence is over Israel,
And His strength is in the clouds.

O God, You are more awesome than Your holy places.
The God of Israel is He who gives strength and power to His people.

Blessed be God!

Psalm 68:32-35

Mother’s Day Prayer to Ascribe To The Lord – Don’t Cry…Selah – Rejoice!

Lord, today, at this very moment we ascribe, give credit, call on and acknowledge Your strength and Power over all the earth, over every ruler, every power, situation, sickness, death and disease.

I acknowledge that I do not have the ability, wisdom, strength or power, but I know that Your strength, Your power, Your wisdom is proven right by your children.

I am your child. Help me to pause, to Selah … to wait, to listen and then to touch those situations, moments, places and people, you tell me to touch.

I decree and declare by the power of Your Spirit, those things that look lost or hopeless to rise up and live in the name of Jesus! I believe by and through the power of Your blood that was shed You have overcome the forces of the seen and unseen in every situation in my life.

You laid down Your life, willingly and were forsaken by both men and women alike, but that does not change the truth that You laid it down for anyone who is willing to become your son and your daughter.

You were raised from the dead through the power of Your Holy Spirit and the same Spirit resides in me. Your Spirit resides in me and You have called Your Wisdom to be proven right by your children. I am Your child and I praise and acknowledge you! You reign as complete Sovereign Ruler over my life, and therefore every person, situation and accusation concerning my life.

I thank you that you will give me Your power to walk through my life’s trials, any fires and persecutions this life brings, and the strength to overcome whatever may. I trust you and even though I may cry, I know when I pause (Selah), I choose to rejoice and see your hand move in the midst of the battle.

Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he [is] the King of glory. Selah.

Psalm 24:10
  • Selah – In the Hebrew Selah is defined as a Hebrew word that has been found at the ending of verses in Psalms and has been interpreted as an instruction calling for a break in the singing of the Psalm or it may mean “forever.” Jewish scholars have long discussed this word and I’ve included a link here for a complete article from the Jewish Encyclopedia for those who would like to learn more.

You are one of God’s Treasures,

Marlene, Mentor, Counselor, Writer
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Special Mother’s Day Prayer Request

Right now I have several mothers who need miracles in their lives. Please join with me to pray for them, their children and for Jesus to “touch their lives” and for every need, emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually to be met.

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