John 11:33 “When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, He was deeply moved in Spirit and troubled.”

Jesus was still outside Bethany, but He could hear the wailing & mourning of Mary and her friends as they approached Him…and it affected Him greatly. Why? Because Jesus was fully man & fully God…possessing every emotion & feeling mankind has ever experienced. He saw & heard the guttural cries of the bereaved & could not help but be moved with sympathy & compassion for them all. He did not dismiss their pain but rather embraced it to Himself in empathy. For it tells us in Isaiah 53:3, “He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and familiar with suffering.” Jesus knows all too well about pain, grief, illness, and affliction…for He lived it. But one thing Jesus was not – was upset at those grieving…No, when it says that He was deeply moved in Spirit and troubled, all His pent up anger & outrage was directed at Death itself…the primary cause of His friend’s suffering.

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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