The other day I was reading in the Gospel of John (11:1-43) the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. Two for the most comforting words in the Bible are found in this story, “Jesus Wept.”
Jesus had heard that Lazarus was sick but assured the disciples his sickness would not end in death and would be used in a way that would glorify God. By the time Jesus arrived Lazarus had been in the tomb for four days.
Upon His arrival Jesus saw Mary and Martha at the tomb mourning the loss of their brother Lazarus. Upon seeing this Jesus wept.
Why did Jesus weep? He knew he was going to raise Lazarus from the dead. I think He wept because He hates to see his children suffer.
“Jesus wept” assures us that Jesus feels our pain. When our heart aches so does his. Our tears are his tears and when we weep so does he.