Notes from the Journey with the Disciples – 183

  1. Jesus wept (John 11:35).

One might be shocked to see such a tiny little verse convey such an overwhelming truth. God–the Creator of the massive Universe and eternal Ruler of all that is–stands at the tomb of one of the over 20 billion members of His Creation…and weeps. What would make God weep? What possibly could stir the emotion of an eternal Being? Here. it is the heartbreak of those He loves. He sees the deep sorrow of Martha, and Mary in particular, and those who weep at their sides, and He cannot resist joining in their brokenness. Is that Who He is? Is that the nature of God’s love toward us? Do we picture Him weeping with our sorrow? Even though He will fix this particular moment with His amazing power, we still find Him at the tomb of His friend…weeping.

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