OUR LORD WHO WEEPS
In the story of the death of Jesus' friend Lazarus told in John 11 verse 33 - 35, Jesus was emotionally moved in spirit and wept.
When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, He was deeply moved in spirit and was troubled, and said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to Him, “Lord, come and see.” Jesus wept..
In Hebrews 5 verse 7, Jesus is described as weeping as He prayed to His Father. It says it this way;
During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission..
Our Lord wept as He lived among us, complete with our infirmities and He knew our sorrows so that He could empathize with us in every way as He serves as our high priest making intersession for us before God the Father as it says in Hebrews 4 verse 14 - 16;
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need..
Jesus' tears give us certainty that, though being God, He felt what we feel and knew the depths of our sorrows and grief.
Praise our Lord and God.
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