"Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep" Romans 12:15
Today we rejoice with those who rejoice:
The beautiful bride arriving at Westminster Abbey.
Her dress was simply stunning. She was simply stunning.
He did - eventually - manage to push the ring onto her finger!
The newlyweds then pleased the hundreds of thousands of well-wishers with a kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
We truly do rejoice with them, and pray God's blessing on them.
But today, we also weep with them that weep:
The family who write at A Baker's Dozen Barnhouse News are devasted. The blog post you will read at this link was written less than a week ago, but following the tornadoes of this past week, this family has lost everything. Worse, though, than the loss of all their worldly possession, Mr Lee, husband and father, was killed when their home was destroyed.
Mrs Lee is having to cope with the death of her husband. Their children are having to cope with the loss of their father. Obviously, wordly possessions do not compare with family members, but to have lost the head of their home - their 'rock' - and to have to grieve without the comforts of home and their familiar surroundings, is an unimaginably difficult burden.
Read about Mr Lee's last act of protecting his family here.
Such joy for Prince William and his bride today.
Such devastating sorrow for Mrs Lee and her children.
Both the rejoicing couple, and the sorrowing family are in our prayers. We can only take them to the Lord, who is able to supply all their needs - whether spiritual, emotional or material.
"Blessed be our God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of all mercies, and the God of all comfort" 2 Corinthians 1:3