"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen


Monday Manna for February 2 - short

Monday Manna

The purpose of Monday Manna, created by dear Kristen of Exemplify Online and {dancing} in the margins and passed on to me, is to get together and get to know Christ more through His Word.

For those of you unfamiliar, on the first and third Mondays of each month, anyone who wants to participate can post their thoughts on a specific verse. It doesn't have to be a long post -- just a few thoughts, a picture you feel helps express it, a poem, a short story, a devotional. The verse is posted here at my blog on the Thursday before, to allow you to chew on it over the weekend.

So, after all this lead-up, the verse for this Monday's contemplation is one that has captured me over the past few days. I struggled with whether it was just the one that God wanted me to post for today, and I finally decided it was. And without further ado...

Jesus wept. John 11:35 NIV
Just two words. The shortest verse in the Bible. But absolutely full of meaning and things to ponder. Feel free to comment on the verse in its context, or as it applies to your life, other parts of scripture, or any other way the Spirit moves you.

I've definitely got some thinking to do. Don't forget to stop back on Monday to add your link to the gadget that will be at the bottom of my post. And be sure to read the contributions, whether you choose to participate or not.

See you back here on Monday!


  1. Oh, my. This is such a great verse to think on over the weekend. I cannot wait for Monday!

  2. I learned a deeper meaning of this verse one time...I'll share it with you on Monday.


  3. Oh, I love it, JoDear!!
    CanNOT wait to read on Monday!! (and yes, I plan on joining in! LoL)


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