Saturday, December 15, 2012

Jesus Wept

In light of recent 'religious' discussions that have ensued in the aftermath of the deaths in CT, I was reminded of how Jesus responded to news of a death in His day.
He did not use the occasion to teach about the Kingdom of Heaven, nor did He speak about what lies beyond the grave and of our need for salvation.

Instead, it is written:

"Jesus wept (John 11:35)."

Think of it! He knew that He was going to raise Lazarus from the dead, and He of all people knew what joys lie behind the veil of death. Yet, He wept.

Jesus is "a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief (Isaiah 53:3)." Mourn with those who mourn today (Romans 12:15). Bear one another's burdens, for in doing so, you fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2).

Our prayers are with all those affected by the tragic events in Sandy Hook, CT.

Love in Christ,
Pastor Joe