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In John 11:35, Jesus wept openly although he knew Lazarus will be raised to change the situation into a miracle of joy and a turn around for Martha and Mary. It is often said real men do not cry but here the Greatest Real Man Jesus openly and publicly cried in front of women and children. Often, Jesus’ reasons for weeping are debated by theologians. The macho theologians think it is impossible for Jesus to cry because the text rendered in their interpretation did not mean physical tears rolling down Jesus’ cheeks. To them it was a sign of weakness to cry like a baby or women so they continue to teach men never to cry. At least not publicly and openly like Jesus did.

So why would God bother to put tears in male babies if there was never any need for it? As babies and young children without inhibitions, it is okay to use tears to request nourishment, warmth, change of clothing etc. Yet soon the child is told to stop tears to prepare them in advance because it not acceptable for grown men to cry. Jesus wept openly to teach people not to bottle tears but weep to get relief from intense pain and trauma. It is okay to cry as whole towns and nations wept publicly in the Bible including men, women and children lamented for God’s mercy, grace and forgiveness so repented before God.


In Psalm 56:8 and also Revelation 21:4 God sees all tears He bottles and keeps as memorial before God’s throne so hears tearful prayers and answers them. The Jewish people’s cries and tears were seen and heard by God who sent Moses and Aaron to deliver them. God is waiting on tears of joy like Jesus in advance before the miracles happen to show it is not by might or power but by God’s Spirit Says God The Mighty One Jehova Nissi in Jesus Name for our victory.

Tears are for a season, for joy comes in the morning so there is no point in envying, ranting, raving, angry and gnashing teeth at other’s or turning green with envy at God’s Favour on others for their lifestyle for God’s Spirit may be behind it. So it is not good to condemn others suffering by laughing at them for they may be innocently carrying the family reproach transferred unto them. It seems bizarre if one feels the right of entitlement to receive the Favour of God then it did not happen as expected, though after salvation, one thought God’s Favour meant a perfect life of utopia of no pain, tears, lack, because of evaluating life with the world’s standard measurements of material success, than deeper spiritual insight into eternal life. Since sin entered the world through Adam and Eve, God is restoring His Children through Jesus Christ the second Adam to redeem mankind from the fall, so it is not God’s fault but man’s rejection of God by deception of the devil be encouraged you are not alone for God is in control as this song sums up the story of life:


Tempted and tried we’re often made to wonder
Why it should be thus all the day long
While there are others living about us
Never molested, though in the wrong

Farther along we’ll know all about it
Farther along we’ll understand why
Cheer up my brother, live in the sunshine
We’ll understand it all by and by

When death has come and taken our loved ones
It leaves our home so lonely and true
Then do we wonder why others prosper
Living so wicked year after year

Farther along we’ll know all about it
Farther along we’ll understand why
Cheer up my brother, live in the sunshine
We’ll understand it all by and by

Since the world changed from a perfect state of walking and talking intimately with God to sin damaged, people must reconnect to God directly through Christ to Unmerited Favour of blessings according to God’s plans. It may be challenging to accept, rejoice with those that hurt you as they seem unfairly blessed from one’s point of view. The worse they get the greater their blessings but Psalm 37 warns not to fret at wicked or those who do wrong to get blessed. One may sacrifice, toil, give all to help others, one’s reward seems to be tears, regret, grief and sorrow but hold on for time has come for God’s Favour so do not try to fix own miracle, wait for God’s timing. Ask God’s help and Favour to show His Sign of Approval and receive miracles in Jesus Name. Amen and Amen. Jesus wept and went through pain for all and overcame, so in the same manner, inspite of adversity Christ gave us excellent example to stand firm in victory.


Further reading on men wept:

Farther Along” is track #47 on the album Personal File. It was written by Bartlett, Gene/stevens, W B..Read more:Johnny Cash – Farther Along Lyrics | MetroLyrics


One thought on “JESUS WEPT

  1. What a super post! Again, I can add nothing to what you have said. I love the hymn you quoted in the post as well. We are often made to wonder why people who are ungodly are left to be apparently happy and sometimes well off.

    But the key is this: What they enjoy is fading away, along with everything else in this temporary world. None of their “loves” down here will do them any good when they stand before God on that final day…

    For those who may read this comment who have not considered this point, please take a second and consider things.

    Steven Paul

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