Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Romans 12:15
The first half of this verse is generally not that hard to do. We all enjoy a good laugh together. As a pastor's wife, I delight in rejoicing with my church family. However, there is a time to laugh and a time to weep.
It's a different thing altogether to weep with those who weep. Laughter does good, but weeping seems to bond people together. As a pastor's wife, there are times I need to weep. Today was one of those days.
God's Word says to "Bear ye one another's burdens." I never truly understood this until I became a pastor's wife. We serve a great God. He not only uses the mountaintops; but also, the valleys to draw a church together. This week, find someone in your church who is weeping and pray for them. Better yet, if you can, pray with them. Five minutes of prayer can make a life-time of difference.
You might even find that the other person will come away blessed too.