Sometimes I look at the circumstances of some of the people in our church… and I want to cry. Cry because I wish I could do more. Cry because of the lack… and it feels as if my heart wants to break. It is in times like these, that I wonder what God feels.
Then I came along a very interesting verse in the Bible:
35 Jesus wept.
This is the shortest verse in the Bible. Two written words, but the picture speaks a thousand words…
Jesus wept when He heard that Lazarus died. It was however quite strange that Jesus wept. We know that just a few moments later Lazarus was resurrected. Why then did Jesus cry?
It shows us that He was a real man, with real emotions. That He felt the sorrow of Martha and Maria, the sisters of Lazarus. That even though He knew that life would be restored, He wept - to show His affection and care for the people He loved so dearly.
God’s heart still brakes because of the poverty and hurt of His people – even though He knows that one day, there will be no more lack or sadness for all who accepts His grace.
We may cry in the same way Jesus did, it shows our affection and care for the people we love. But we do not cry without hope, because we know that ultimately we and the people that we cry for will be resurrected into a new heaven and earth, where there will be no more tears!