In John 11:35 Jesus comes to see his good friend Lazarus, who is dead. Now Jesus is not surprised by this, cuz, well, he’s Jesus. Still, when he gets to the grave it says in John 11:35, Jesus wept. Not just cried, he wept. Sometimes as a Christian we think everything is supposed to be always perfect, and we have to appear like everything is wonderful. You know, squeaky clean Christian with no problems. If something goes wrong in your life then you just don’t have enough faith. This isn’t true at all. Paul had plenty of faith, and we might perceive that much of his life was spent in persecution.
Jesus here shows us a glimpse into his humanity, that is, he felt pain. Jesus wept. Wept isn’t like He got a bit misty. I can think of just a few times in my life where I truly wept. That sobbing kind of release that comes from deep with in your soul. Listen, if Jesus is allowed to cry, well then, so are you. Our ability to weep is a gift from God, to express and let out the sadness. If we hold sadness in, it can get all messed up. So Jesus let it out. He wept. Wept, right in front of everyone too. “But people might think there is something wrong with me?” Yeah, or maybe, and they will stand with you, cause they remember a time when they also wept.
Now God has commanded us to rejoice in all things, and His command is true. So follow Christ on this path now…He didn’t stay all weeping forever. It doesn’t say he wept, and then a few verses later, he was still weeping, and then at the last supper, he broke down and cried about Lazarus…So go ahead, and have a good cry, let it all out, have at some weeping. Not everything is always rice crispie treats and milk. Remember that God is the author of the answer, the Holy Spirit is your comforter, and that you are human. Weep. And then stop weeping. Be healed, and get back to the Joy of the Lord.