Excellent article here from the Disciple blog. Hadn’t seen it in this way before.
Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!
An interesting thing happens in John, chapter 11. Mary and Martha send a message to Jesus: “Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.”
Jesus’ response is fascinating. He says “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.” And then He decides He and the disciples will stay where they are for 2 days.
What’s interesting about it, of course, is that Lazarus actually DOES die…. for a while. Further, it’s obvious that Jesus knows what’s going on, despite not being there, as He tells the apostles after two days have passed, “Lazarus is dead.”
So then, why the weeping?
I mean, He knows what’s going on. But, more than that, he has power over death. Why weep?
A teacher in Sunday school suggested…
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