John 11:21 – 26, 33-35

“Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died.  But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.”  Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”  Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”  Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.  He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.  Do you believe this?”

vs. 33, etc. When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. “Where have you laid him?” he asked.  “Come and see, Lord,” they replied.  

Jesus wept.

We are a blessed people indeed, the believers in Christ.  Our God, Our Saviour knows human suffering on its deepesrt level.  Jesus has given Martha all His assurances: vs. 23, your brother will rise again; vs. 25, I am the Resurrection and the life, and she responds with hope.  She know the promises, but how is she to handle the pain of separation now?  How does she get through the next ten minutes.  He sees that even with hope, there is still pain.  Jesus is moved, deeply moved, to tears, to compassion.

He is our Saviour.  Well acquainted with our suffering.  We can trust Him in our suffering.

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