Love with Tears

John 11:11-19, 23, 33-35 These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep. Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well. Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep. Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead. And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him. And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother. When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled, And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see. Jesus wept.

John 13:34-35 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

 

See, Jesus knew that Lazarus died, but He also knew that He would bring Lazarus back. So why would He cry? Because of the love He had for Mary and Martha. He wasn’t crying because He missed Lazarus, He was crying because He saw the pain the others had. There have been many times that I didn’t cry because of a situation, but because of the pain I saw in others. Tears aren’t a weakness; they are a pouring out of your heart. They show the emotion of love.

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