It does little good to ask the reason for it. Earth is what one might call a weeping planet. Laughter can be heard here and there, but by and large, weeping predominates. With maturity the sound and reason for crying changes, but never does it stop. All infants do it everywhere—even in public. By adulthood most crying is done alone and in the dark. Weeping, for babies, is a sign of health and evidence that they are alive. In all instances, it means to feel something deeply and strongly.
Jesus was moved with profound sorrow at the death of his friend and at the grief that his other friends had suffered. In addition, this sorrow was intermixed with anger at the evil of death. Not only was Jesus deeply moved, but John says that He was deeply moved in His spirit when He witnessed the palpable grief around Him. This grief is a human reality felt by His Human spirit , but life and resurrection are divine realities the Holy Spirit.
Death is a devastating reality of humanity. It happens to us all — our own mortality — and to those around us, yet with its unwavering commonality, it does not make it any easier to experience. When a death is tragic, like a child dying from cancer, the goodness of God can be put into question. Even with perfectly good intentions, these sentiments may trigger the grieving. It could also cause them to move further away from God to think, in the midst of losing a loved one, that God caused the most devastating and negative thing to happen to them.
It creates animosity and strife. Dusky on John Christ needs us to believe. Kumah g. Jesus wept because the community did not believe in him, yet Martha and Mary said had He were to be there their brother would not have died. FrancaGold on John My Jesus wept from my own point of view is because Jesus while on earth took human being nature even though he was the Son of God and never sined.
Kaior O James on John Skate on John He wept because he knew the suffering of those such as myself many years to come. Anonymous on John Our Lord wept differently in these two instances because the eternal outcomes were entirely different. Martha, Mary, and Lazarus had eternal life because they believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, but most in Jerusalem did not believe and therefore did not have life. Share this page on:. Find Out How toNov 01, · Jesus Wept Because He Knew the Imminent Cost of Sin A third reason for weeping was the cost that he was about to pay to purchase not only Lazarus’ short-term resurrection, but his everlasting life. The cross was just days away and no one really knew the inner distress (Luke ) Jesus was experiencing.