Jesus Wept

As a kid, my favorite “memory verse” was “Jesus wept” John 11: 35. This was one of the few times Jesus cried and it was at Lazarus’ graveside. Let’s rewind to the beginning of this story. Jesus was friends with Lazarus and his sisters Mary & Martha. He fell sick and they sent word to Jesus. The latter arrived in their town four days after Lazarus had died.

After Jesus interacted with the sisters and the mourners gathered around, he was deeply moved and he cried. He didn’t cry because he was sad Lazarus had died. He knew He would bring Lazarus back to life and that the story would end in joy and truimph.

“When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled.” John 11:33

He cried because He felt their pain; he felt compassion and empathy for them.

That’s the amazing thing about our Savior. As divine as He is, Jesus feels our every pain, our every tear, our fears, anxieties and He understands.

We are blessed to have a High Priest who sympathizes with our every weakness and is able to intercede for and comfort us from a place of understanding.

Just as He was able to do something about the sisters’ predicament, He’s able to help us too. He doesn’t just listen to us, He is able to alleviate our worries, fears and knows just the right thing to say or do to help us.

So go on, lay all your cares and burdens on Him. He gets it, really He does!


Love, Lady Monica ❤️

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