When Jesus saw Mary weeping, he wept.
Mary had suffered the loss of her brother, and she wept, and Christ wept with her. This was God's heart for Mary's suffering, and this is God's heart for your suffering.
Jesus did not give reasons for the tragedy, or say to her that it was for the best. Jesus did not say this was her lot in life, written in the stars, or God's best plan for her. Jesus did not look for good things that led to this, nor good things that might come from it...
When Mary's heart broke, Jesus was 'moved deeply in spirit and troubled.' (John 11:33) He asked where her brother lay - and Jesus moved towards the tragedy, the darkness, the loss. Then the word simply states, 'Jesus wept.' (vs.35)
When at the tomb, we're told again that Jesus was, 'once more deeply moved.' (vs.38)
Jesus believed, prayed and called Lazarus forth from the grave. But what impacts me today, 2000 years later, is that the heart of Jesus for your pain, my pain, remains the same, and comes to us by his Holy Spirit. Jesus weeps with you. Jesus is 'deeply moved and troubled' by your sorrow. Jesus is 'once more moved' by your broken heart. Jesus moves towards you in this pain, and comes to heal, forgive, restore, and open the gates of heaven for you to come in.
'Jesus said, 'I am the door, and anyone who comes through me will be saved.' (John 10:9)
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Peter Walker. I hope you enjoy these reflections. Please feel free to comment!:)