God values your tears…

John 11:23, 33 ‭-‬35
23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”
33 Therefore, when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her weeping, He groaned in the spirit and was troubled.
34 And He said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to Him, “Lord, come and see.”
35 Jesus wept.
In the initial part of the chapter in verse 23, Jesus himself assures Martha that Lazarus will rise again. And Jesus obviously knew that Lazarus will rise from dead. But still we see Jesus weeping here.
Now, why did Jesus weep?

The verse clearly says that “when Jesus saw” Martha and the Jews with her weeping, He was troubled in spirit and He weeps. It can inferred that Jesus didn’t cry for the loss of Lazarus but because He couldn’t bear His children crying.“`
This is a great hope for us since we have a God who can relate to our feelings! We have a father who cares for our thoughts and feelings. We have a God who is moved by our tears. Another interesting part is that as soon as He was troubled at heart seeing the anguished people, the question he poses at them is, “Where have you laid him? ” and then He weeps. He doesn’t stay idle when they cry, but He takes an immediate step to see the dead Lazarus and to bring him back to life.
Our God won’t stay idle to our tears. But don’t be in a hurry. Remember, Jesus waited four days (arrived 4 days late) before bringing Lazarus to life. He will certainly answer our prayers and tears ‘in His time’. And His time is perfect. Lazarus became a testimony for many and many Jews believed in Jesus on account of Lazarus (John 12:10,11). God can use our misery too be a testimony for many others.
Just trust His unfailing love…
God bless you…

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