Sorrow and Joy

“Jesus wept.” (John 11:35)

In telling the story of Lazarus, John writes the shortest verse in the entire Bible. Jesus wept.

Jesus knew He was about to raise Lazarus from the dead, as a powerful foreshadow to Christ’s own death and resurrection. Jesus knew that Lazarus would one day enter into eternity with his Heavenly Father. Yet Jesus still wept. 

It’s okay to feel both joy and sorrow at once. It’s natural. Jesus Himself experienced this paradox of emotions. He understands. He weeps and rejoices with us, and oh what a source of peace and comfort that gives us.

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