Jesus Wept

Jesus wept. John 11:35 HCSB

There have been times in my life when I have been moved to tears, such as when I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I cried with joy when each of my children was born. I have blinked back tears watching a special needs child overcome his handicaps to compete in the Special Olympics and win. I wept when my father died.

Jesus was also moved with emotion and wept. Today’s Bible passage is the shortest verse in the Bible. It only has two words but it says so much. This verse shows that Jesus expressed His emotions. Other times when Jesus expressed His emotions may be found in Matthew 23:37-39, Mark 13:33-38, Luke 13:34-35, and John 12:27-28. It seems that in our world it is not acceptable for a man to express his emotions with tears. Some men teach their sons to be tough and not to cry. Jesus however, was not afraid to express His emotions.

Challenge: God created you with the ability to cry. Do not be afraid to express your emotions. Weep over the sins and unbelief of those you encounter each day. Weep over those who have heard the Good News of Jesus Christ but have rejected Him. Give yourself permission to weep when you have feelings of joy and happiness.

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