One of the most powerful sentences in the Bible could be the shortest: “Jesus wept.” (John 11:35)
See that man hunched over by the wall. Leaning. Steadying himself. Weeping. That’s Jesus, the Savior of the World.
Not fighting. Not healing. Not preaching.
His dear friend Lazarus just passed away and the sight of Lazarus’ two sisters grieving was too much even for the creator of the cosmos. Yes, God’s heart can be broken. God’s heart can be crushed. God’s heart can bleed. God’s heart can weep!
This episode speaks to us what the most eloquent modern-day preaching could not: God’s incomparable love.
It tells you what happens to the heart of God when you hurt. It tells you what happens to the heart of God when you suffer. It tells you what happens to the heart of God when you fall.
It tells you what happens to God. He weeps.
He feels what you feel. He aches where you ache. He pains where you bleed.
Because while He is God, He chose to be human.
To know. To feel. To understand.
So the next time you shed a tear. Inscribe this in your heart: You are not alone.
God weeps with you!
Have a blessed week ahead, my friends!