Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Words of Comfort: Tears.

Have you ever wondered why Jesus wept at Lazarus’ funeral (see John 11:35)? In one sense, this verse is a mystery because Jesus knew what He was about to do. He was about to give Mary and Martha the greatest gift, outside of salvation, that they could ever hope for. Yet, He wept.
The prophets tell us that the Messiah would be a “man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief” (Isaiah 53:3). He was moved with compassion for the multitudes, wept over Jerusalem, and knew what it was to “weep with those who weep.” Even though we have heaven before us, it pains the Head of the Body when the foot hurts. Jesus is a High Priest who is “touched with the feeling of our infirmities” (Hebrews 4:15).

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