Jesus wept:day three

[Read & meditate on John 11.33-37. Why did Jesus weep?]

Jesus knew that he was going to bring Lazarus back to life, so it wasn’t because Lazarus was dead. As you read the passage you get the sense that it was out of compassion for the people mourning. Jesus seemed to be echoing the sense that this isn’t the way things are supposed to be. It is encouraging to know that we have a God who knows our hurt and our pain and feels it with us. When I am hurting, I usually don’t need “encouraging” words–I need someone to hurt with me. I need someone to walk with me on the journey, and it seems like this is what Jesus did.