The shortest verse of the Bible, yet it holds so much complexity, meaning, and emotion in just two simple words.
This isn’t the only time we see Jesus in tears. In Luke’s Gospel, we find Jesus weeping as He enters Jerusalem before His trial and death, anticipating the destruction of the Temple. Both times He cries regarding the suffering and tragedy of this world – that death is still a cruel reality. Yet, He and His followers believe death will be vanquished once and for all once Christ comes again.. Christ has started the defeat over death, but that final victory will come.
Until that time, we can take solace and comfort knowing God stands and weeps with all of us in solidarity during those times of hardship and suffering. That’s what the incarnation shows us.
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