verse 35: Jesus wept.
The story of the death and raising of Lazarus has never been so rich to me as it is today. We talked last night about Jesus’ heart for the widow whose son had died. “Don’t cry,” he said to her. In the story of Lazarus Jesus is himself moved to tears. Today I realize he is crying for the pain Lazarus’ death is causing to all those who love him. He may be crying knowing the pain was prolonged while he stayed away. We see Jesus’ human-ness. He then raises Lazarus from the dead with a crowd of witnesses. If this were the only story of healing in scripture, it should be enough to convince us.
Lord God, you came to earth as a man called Jesus. I am forever grateful and willing to follow you. Thank you for teaching me. May my life reflect your love for your creation and your compassionate heart. Amen
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