“Jesus wept.” – John 11:35
I realized that this is quite possibly the shortest, not to mention one of the most powerful verses in the Bible. This vulnerability opens us up to Jesus’ character, all gleamed from two simple words. I found a beautiful rhema to it:
1. Jesus was a TRUE FRIEND – first and foremost, He cried at his dear friend’s passing; He loved Lazarus, Mary, and Martha dearly.
2. Jesus was a TRUE HUMAN – Jesus cried. He mourned, and was not reluctant to show His emotions to everyone. He let Himself express what He was really feeling.
3. Jesus was TRUE IN HIS FAITH – He did not end His weeping without doing anything. He was overcome with compassion and love, and He called out to the Father above to do a miracle and raise Lazarus from death.
When Jesus loves, He loves genuinely and sincerely. Because He is a True Friend, He will not let anyone suffer without being given hope. Because He is a True Human (apart from being True God), He understands what we are going through, no exceptions. Jesus had to feel physical, emotional and spiritual pain the way we do. Because He is true in His faith, nothing was impossible, not even death was to stand in His way. Jesus would go lengths for you, as He already did on the cross 2000 years ago. Where else would you find someone as true as Jesus?