September 14, 2015
“Jesus wept.” (John 11:35, HCSB)
When Jesus came to a family he cared about, his friend Lazarus died. Jesus came late to the funeral. When Jesus heard the pain of his friends who were mourning over Lazarus, Jesus was grieved. Grief happens on the inside. Mourning happens on the outside. So when Jesus saw his friends mourning over the loss of their friend, He was grieved on the inside. He showed that grief by weeping.
The death of a friend or family member is extremely hard on a person. The death of Lazarus affected Jesus deeply. So it is no surprise that one might grieve over the loss of a person. We should not be afraid to grieve.