Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Jesus Wept

There are many people who are spiritually dead, but someone may be praying for them, a mother or a sister, a relative or a friend. That sinner, the homosexual, the drug addict, the prostitute, had someone caring about them before Jesus came into their hearts and made them alive by the power of God. Jesus showed that he cares for us as he responded to two sister's whose brother Lazarus was dying and was dead.

John 11:32  Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
John 11:33  When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled,
John 11:34  And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.
John 11:35  Jesus wept.
John 11:36  Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!

Jesus would command that Lazarus come forth from the grave. He showed that he was the Lord over life and death.

Joh 11:25  Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
Joh 11:26  And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

He also showed a human heart of compassion in the heart of the Son of God. He was moved by the weeping of the people. Even though he knew he was going to raise up Lazarus, he still felt the sorrow of those around him and he too wept. Jesus wept, the shortest verse in the Bible that speaks a very large message to us. What does this mean to us today? It means that we have a friend in Jesus. When we moan and groan in our spirit, he feels our suffering. When we pray, he hears our prayers.

Rom 8:26  Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Rom 8:27  And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

Jesus knows are sufferings for he has experienced them.

Heb 4:14  Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
Heb 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.
Heb 4:16  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Keep praying for the lost or the afflicted and know that you are not alone. If you are a friend of Jesus, he is with you and he cares because Jesus wept for us and he will respond to our heartfelt needs. Pray knowing that he hears your prayers and feels your pain. He really does care.

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