32 Then, when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying to Him, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.”
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. 36 Then the Jews said, “See how He loved him!”
On Sunday at church i heard the story of Lazarus told in a way i had never heard before. Usually preachers focus on the resurrection of Lazarus but this particular preacher put a new spin on it that i truly loved and wanted to share. When Jesus did not go to Mary and Martha’s house on time before Lazarus died, it wasn’t because He was not concerned with Lazarus’ sickness, we all know that He was. Instead by Him delaying to go to the sisters’ house there was something He wanted the sisters to know, there’s something He wanted us to know-that He feels our pain with us too when we hurt. Jesus not only has the power to resurrect the dead things in our lives but He also feels our pain when we hurt. When Jesus wept for His friend Lazarus, He was showing us just how much He was feeling the pain with Mary and Martha. He cared for them so much that He shared in their grief too. He did not just show up at the house and resurrect Lazarus but He grieved for His friend too. In the same way Jesus shares in our pain, He shares in our hurt. When we walk through the valleys of life, we we walk through the storms in our lives we have to know that Jesus is sharing in that pain too, He is sharing in that hurt too for that is how much He loves us.