Phones and Tablets

WHEN THE SAVIOUR WEPT

DAILY MANNA DEVOTIONAL BY PASTOR WF KUMUYI, GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT, DEEPER CHRISTIAN LIFE MINISTRY

DATE: FRIDAY 14 Jun 2024

KEY VERSE:
“Jesus wept” (John 11:35).

READ:JOHN 11:33-40

MESSAGE:
In many cultures, weeping in public is considered a sign of weakness and is usually associated with immaturity. A real man, they say, is not expected to show his weakness or express such emotion in public. This is far from the truth. While it is not right to always make such an emotional outburst all the time, there are times when the expression of such emotion is appropriate, especially when it flows out from genuine concern and a feeling of empathy.

The Lord expressed this genuine expression of love and empathy at the graveside of His dear friend, Lazarus. When the Lord wept, it was not a cry for a loss. That was impossible because He possesses the power over death. Jesus wept to share sorrow with Lazarus’ relations and friends who appeared inconsolable. Empathising with those bereaved through weeping with them is the ultimate expression of love and willingness to share their burden. His compassion puts His love into action as He raised Lazarus back to life.

Today, Jesus still shows deep concern for believers. He is not aloof, withdrawn or unconcerned with the way we feel and things we go through. He is touched with the feelings of our infirmities. He knows the pains we bear. He does not leave us to face our dark and dreary moments alone because He cares. This being the case, believers are not to go through life sorrowing as destitute and helpless people.

Like our compassionate Christ, we must show concern when our fellow believers grieve and are passing through dark and bleak tunnels of life. We must identify with them, weeping and travailing in prayers for them. This is what our Lord has taught us by His own example and what He expects us to do.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Perpetual dry eyes in a believer may be a symptom of a spiritual disease.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
2 CHRONICLES 26-2

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