Jesus Wept. Inspiration from Max Lucado

 Jesus Wept (John 11:35 NKJV)

“Jesus…sits…between Mary and Martha, puts an arm around each, and…weeps with them.  He weeps for them.  He weeps with you. 

He weeps for you…

Mourning is not disbelieving… A person can enter a cemetery Jesus-certain of life after death and still have a Twin Tower crater in the heart. 

Christ did.  He wept, and he knew he was ten minutes from seeing a living Lazarus!

And his tears give you permission to shed your own. 

Grief does not mean you don’t trust; it simply means you can’t stand the thought of another day without the Jacob or Lazarus of your life…

So grieve, but don’t grieve like those who don’t know the rest of the this story”

-Max Lucado

 

Our Lord Jesus wept.  And when you cry, God will dry your tears, hold you, and pick you up again.

It is okay to cry while knowing that Jesus will fix it in the end. 

God bless you,

-Candra 

 
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2 thoughts on “Jesus Wept. Inspiration from Max Lucado

  1. According to the Bible, how many Old Testament prophets raised people from the dead? Answer: Two. Elijah and Elisha.

    That’s it. And they only did it three times. So the act of raising someone from the dead would have been seen as a very, very big deal. It was not like healing someone of a disease or casting out demons. Lots of people, it seems, could do those miracles. Nope, raising someone from the dead was the big kahuna of all miracles!

    In the Gospel of John chapter 11, we are told that Lazarus had been dead for four days. His body was decomposing to the point that he stunk. Lazarus death and burial were very public events. His tomb was a known location. Many Jews had come to mourn with Mary and Martha and some of them were wondering why the great miracle worker, Jesus, had not come and healed his friend Lazarus; essentially blaming Jesus for letting Lazarus die.

    Let’s step back and look at the facts asserted in this passage: Only two OT prophets had raised people from the dead, and these two prophets were considered probably the two greatest Jewish prophets of all time: Elijah and Elisha. If this story is true, the supernatural powers of Jesus were on par with the supernatural powers of the greatest Jewish prophets of all time! If this event really did occur, it should have shocked the Jewish people to their very core—a new Elijah was among them! This event must have been the most shocking event to have occurred in the lives of every living Jewish man and woman on the planet. The news of this event would have spread to every Jewish community across the globe.

    And yet…Paul, a devout and highly educated Jew, says not one word about it. Not one. Not in his epistles; not in the Book of Acts. Think about that. What would be the most powerful sign to the Jews living in Asia Minor and Greece—the very people to whom Paul was preaching and attempting to convert—to support the claim that Jesus of Nazareth himself had been raised from the dead? Answer: The very public, very well documented raising from the dead of Lazarus of Bethany by Jesus!

    But nope. No mention of this great miracle by Paul. (A review of Paul’s epistles indicates that Paul seems to have known very little if anything about the historical Jesus. Read here.)

    And there is one more very, very odd thing about the Raising-of-Lazarus-from-the-Dead Miracle: the author of the Gospel of John, the very last gospel to be written, is the only gospel author to mention this amazing miracle! The authors of Mark, Matthew, and Luke say NOTHING about the miracle of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. Nothing.

    This is a tall tale and nothing more!

    1. I am sorry that you choose not to believe in God’s written Word. This is a faith journey. How could anyone account for all the miracles that God has done? The world could not contain the pages. Thank you however for reading and leaving your comment. We certainly disagree on this one but I encourage you to keep searching…with your heart.

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