From July 27, 2016
The Tears Of God
(John 11:35) Jesus wept.
Simple, yet profound beyond words. Two words, worth 10,000 books- “Jesus wept”
Martha and Mary’s brother died, yet “Jesus wept”- He knew Lazarus would rise again, yet “Jesus wept”—We do not have here a God who is detached from human pain or tragic loss but one who weeps over people’s pain, his tender tears express the heart of God over the struggles of mankind, burdened here with sickness, pain and suffering. JESUS WEEPS, over the suffering sinner and struggling saint alike I think. “For we do not have a highpriest unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who was tempted in every way as we are yet without sin” Hebrews 4 tells us!
Hebrews 4:15 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.
And Jesus weeps when he sees the suffering Adams sin brings humankind, the struggle, the pain, the disease and hard toil
He was unlike the religious leaders of his day who commanded obedience to the laws of God but removed the heart of love from God in the decrees.
Are you struggling tonight reader, take heart because “Jesus wept” embrace him in his gentle graces and receive the healings over your wounded hearts, and cleansing from your sins. He is not distant, the only distance is what you create-