John 11:35 – Jesus Wept

John 11:35
Jesus wept.

-Not every Bible verse has to be deep and complex in order to have a special meaning.  Consider this very short verse from John’s Gospel; faced with the despair and suffering that comes with death, Jesus Himself breaks down into tears.  The people that had gathered attributed Jesus’ tears to grief over the loss of Lazarus, but that idea overlooks two very important points:  1) Jesus knew better than anyone that death is not an end and “precious in the eyes of the Lord are the death of His saints” (Psalm 116:15) and 2) Jesus knew He was about to bring Lazarus back so why weep for his death.  My point is this; Jesus wept not because of how Lazarus’ death affected Him, but rather because of how it was affecting everyone else.  Isaiah taught us that the Lord carries our sorrow and grief (Isaiah 53:4) and as we can see is personally touched by it.  Child of God, do you feel as though you carry your heaviest burdens all alone?  Be assured, when you weep, your Lord weeps with you.   Weary sinner, does the crushing weight of your transgression often leave you in tears?  Your Lord is personally waiting to ease your heaviness and dry your eyes.


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