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Even the youngest child in Sunday school has heard the story of Jesus and Lazarus. And most Christians know that it is the shortest verse in Holy Writ. But I ask you why did he weep. We cannot look upon the story as just any man weeping over the loss of a good friend. We must approach the account with two things in mind. The first is that this was God manifested in the flesh and the second is that, as God Jesus knew the end from the being.
1Tim 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
Isa 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times [the things] that are not [yet] done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
The reasons our Lord did not weep.
He did not weep because Lazarus’ death was a surprise to him.
John 11:14 Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.
He did not weep because he would not see him alive again.
John 11:11 These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.
The reason why he wept
Outside of the event the wonderful blessing is that Jesus wept because they wept. John 11:33-35 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled,
(34) And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see. (35) Jesus wept.
We have not some obscure Prime Mover, but a Saviour acquainted with sorrow.
Hebrews 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as [we are, yet] without sin.
Does he care that WE weep?
Psa 56:8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: [are they] not in thy book?
After Peter's denial and the tears that he wept, the Lord did not forsake him but invited him to dine. The fellowship was restored with a question of “lovest thou me”.
This same Jesus who wept at the tomb of Lazarus sits at the right hand of the Father and his compassion is still the same.
Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Luke 7:13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.
Do you not realize that his future goal for you is no more tears---FOREVER.
Rev 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
So until that great day we are instructed to Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
Does Jesus care when my heart is pained
Too deeply for mirth or song,
As the burdens press, and the cares distress
And the way grows weary and long?
Oh yes, He cares, I know He cares,
His heart is touched with my grief;
When the days are weary, the long nights dreary,
I know my Saviour cares.
If you are not 100% sure that you are going to
Heaven when you die, enter in at the the door:
John 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.