Christians know that Jesus is God in flesh. He has power over creation. And He can defy nature at any moment. Because he is greater than anything and anyone. It is understandable to know why Jesus cried over the death of Lazarus
Today’s biblical lesson from African Paradise World is from John 11 onwards. It is all about Lazarus’ sickness unto death. Jesus cried over his death because he really loved Lazarus.
Death is the most painful thing you could ever think of. If Jesus cried because of Lazarus’s death; then it shows how painful it is to lose a loved one. It is so hard to cope with the death of a loved one. And Jesus being fully human felt the pains of the loss of Lazarus whom he really loved.
Before I go any further if you are grieving right now over someone’s demise; I recommend you read this article about Bible verses for the loss of a loved one. You would be inspired to keep moving forward.
Jesus Wept Because Of Someone’s Death
According to the Bible; Mary, whose sister was Lazarus sent a message to Jesus. This message was about Lazarus’s sickness. Jesus, being God knew everything under the sun and so exercise absolute authority over nature. He knows what tomorrow brings:
” When Jesus heard [that], he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified” (John 11:4 ).
He glorifies his name through miracles he performs for people. Although Jesus cried, he never let that consume him. Faith in God can move mountains. There is nothing so hard for him to do.
If you are a Christian and think everything is over; Then you are making a big mistake. With men, it is impossible. But with God, it is possible.
Jesus is our savior from sicknesses, death, and all our problems. Before he raised Lazarus from death. He said to Martha:
“I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live”( John 11:25).
In verse 35, it says Jesus cried(wept). Because he grieved Lazarus’s death. Lazurus died for 4 days but Jesus brought him back to life.
For people to believe that he is the son of God. Jesus cried with a loud voice. And he that was dead came forth. This brought joy to all those grieving in the house.
Jesus is the only one who can wipe your tears. Trust in him and you will have everlasting life.
In our human nature, we all do weep. But it doesn’t mean we should lose hope in God. He also has better plans for His children. Death isn’t the end but part of our journey to eternal life. There is a better place Jesus has prepared for us in heaven.
May God wipe away all your tears and comfort you in His loving arms now and forevermore. Stay blessed!.