Well… Jesus did weep or cried when He was on this earth…but I’ve added that He might have said.… “Are you feelin’ me? And I am saying to Him…. I’m feelin’ you Jesus… “I’m feeling you!!
(“Are you feelin’ me?” is a slang term for… do you understand what I’m trying to express to you….Do you understand my passion or my heart.)
John 11:33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled.
John 11:35 Jesus wept.
In the true bible story of Lazarus in John 11:1-45 Lazarus had died and His sisters Mary and Martha sent word for Jesus to come to help them…but Jesus took His sweet time because He knew Lazarus was going to be raised from the dead so that he could bring Glory to His Father. Sometimes the Lord will appear to be slow in answering one’s prayer because He knows there will be a very good outcome…but we humans get impatient. He tells us in His word to wait on Him.
Now Jesus eventually did get there in… “Jesus time”. Yeah…we know about “Jesus time” don’t we?…I know about Jesus time for sure. As I always say…when I get to heaven…I’m buying God a new watch….maybe Rolex or a Timex…but I think maybe an atomic clock that way He’ll never have to set it! Yes… God has His own timing and whenever He does bless you….you can bet your bottom dollar…it will be the right time!!!
So Jesus gets near the cemetery and Martha goes running out to meet Him. Jesus tried to tell her that He is the one who resurrects people but…Martha wasn’t… “feelin’ em”. He had been with them taught them and performed spectacular miracles in their presence and they still didn’t get it about who He really was. Then Mary and her crowd go running up to Jesus and she also wasn’t….“feelin’ em”…so she just started bawling at His feet. Jesus wasn’t…“feelin’ em” either and was troubled by their lack of trust in Him to keep Lazarus alive.
I know how Jesus feels when people just don’t get it. The other day I tried to witness to a store owner and he began telling me all this way out stuff about His beliefs or theories about God and Jesus. He just didn’t get what I was trying to explain to Him. Mary, Martha and the crowd just didn’t get what Jesus is all about. It’s frustrating when you know what you know. So I can imagine that Jesus probably wanted to throw His hands up and shout… “Oy Vey”!!!!!! But Jesus cried because He was sad at their lack of understanding in the matter…They really didn’t…”feel him”.
Jesus was human and had emotions and expressed His frustration through His tears.
Jesus was also faced with something I don’t enjoy being around…and it’s all that negativity. There was an air of doubt hanging over their heads. Have you ever been around a group of doubters? A get thee behind me sought of thing? But Jesus did His thing and God got the glory when Jesus yelled in His anointed voice and Lazarus came out in His mummified clothing. Then Jesus told them to get Lazarus out of those clothes and let Him go. Now if I was there and saw that dead body coming back alive…Jesus would have to revive me too because I would have passed out for sure!!! So Lazarus was healed and free! The bondage of death had him no more…he was free to live the rest of his life and give God the glory. I’m sure Lazarus had a story to tell for generations….Hey that true story is still being told…today on my blog…well of course in the bible first. Please read the whole story today in John 11:1-45
Message for today: Jesus wants us to remember who He is…Why He came….How great the Father is…And what He can do in and through our lives. Are you…“feelin’ em” today?
John 11:25-26 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”