Jesus Wept

The shortest verse in the bible. Two words encompassing basic human emotions-grief and sorrow. We know Jesus wept when he learned that Lazarus died. He was grief stricken and a deep sorrow overcame him, and he wept.

I will take this a little out of context here, because as I was reflecting on Isaiah 53, I couldn’t help but imagine all the different emotions Jesus might be experiencing from the bearing of the cross to his death with the  very same cross. I could not imagine the pain, and I just cried reading. I am thinking if I am crying just reading, Jesus must be weeping not because of the pain, but weeping remembering us in his dying hours.

Jesus knows sorrow and is familiar with suffering, and He had us in our thoughts until he breathed his last breath. May this chapter be an inspiration and a reminder that we are who we are today, because someone bore the pain and died for all our sins. (emphasis mine).

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Who has believed our message
    and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
    and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
    nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected by mankind,
    a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
    he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.

Surely he took up our pain
    and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
    stricken by him, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions,
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
    and by his wounds we are healed.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
    each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
    the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed and afflicted,
    yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
    and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
    so he did not open his mouth.
By oppression[a] and judgment he was taken away.
    Yet who of his generation protested?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
    for the transgression of my people he was punished.[b]
He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
    and with the rich in his death,
though he had done no violence,
    nor was any deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
    and though the Lord makes[c] his life an offering for sin,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
    and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.
11 After he has suffered,
    he will see the light of life[d] and be satisfied[e];
by his knowledge[f] my righteous servant will justify many,
    and he will bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,[g]
    and he will divide the spoils with the strong,[h]
because he poured out his life unto death,
    and was numbered with the transgressors.
For he bore the sin of many,
    and made intercession for the transgressors.

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