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  1. David
    December 4, 2012

    One of the things I’ve always been impressed with is the reason why Jesus wept. Upon meeting Jesus, Martha said “If you had been here, he wouldn’t have died. But I know that God will give you whatever you ask.” To which Jesus gave his oft repeated line of “I am the resurrection and the life.” But when Mary came, she said the exact same thing, but Jesus’ reaction was to weep. Why? I believe that Jesus wept at the heartbreak they felt at losing their brother. “Weep with those who weep.” Said Paul in Romans 12, because it is the present condition of those that are around us that we should be concerned with. We cannot alter the past, we cannot guess at the future. Jesus knew where Lazarus was, and did not, I think, weep for his condition, but rather the condition of those living. From John 11:15 I gather that Jesus went to the home of Lazarus knowing he would be raising him from the dead. He did it to show his disciples his power over death. Like his cry of “My God why have you forsaken me?” his sorrow was real, and was rooted in his love for his people. “See how he loved him.” The mourners said. They could as easily said “see how he loves us.”

  2. merry
    December 16, 2012

    A timely post, considering the events of the week. Thank you.

  3. Sheila
    December 9, 2013

    Thank you.

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