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Jesus Wept

Steven Shelley

Steven Shelley

New Hope Revival Ministries

September 3, 2021 · 2 min read

John 11:35 Jesus Wept

His tears, were not tears of hopelessness or of uncontrolled grief. He wept out of deep compassion for the sorrow of those He loved!

When Jesus heard the news that His friend Lazarus was sick, He tarried for 2 days, before making the journey. By the time, He arrived in Bethany with His disciples, Lazarus had been dead for 4 days!

John 5:19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

Maybe Jesus would have desired to go immediately to comfort His friends. He knew from His Father that this sickness was not unto death. (John 11:4)

He perhaps longed to reassure Martha and Mary. However, Jesus was committed to only doing what the Father said, He lived in divine ONENESS with the Eternal Spirit that was within Him. So He waited!

When He arrived, He saw their grief and sorrow, He heard their faith for 4 days ago, but lack of faith for today and in tender love and compassion, He gently wept. Even though, He knew that there was about to be resurrection because THE Resurrection had arrived, salty tears slipped down His face on behalf of those He loved!

Even though we know that God’s plan for us is ultimately good, sometimes we cry. The emotion of the moment overtakes us and for a short while sorrow overcomes us and we cry! Don’t be condemned or guilty when you cry. Our High Priest knows and understands, He experienced emotions as we do and He remembers.

Let Him carry you!