Even Jesus Grieved

I’ve been sitting in the story where Jesus’ bestie Lazarus died of what’s believed to be sepsis. There we can see Jesus had sorrow upon sorrow, he felt the sting of death deep in his soul. After a few days Jesus rose his buddy up from death. How amazing is his power! At first I could see how Jesus’s grief was just like mine, but then the longer I sat thinking about that story it began to anger me. Jesus raised his buddy up from the dead! His family had more years, memories, laughs with Lazarus! He took the easy way out he brought him back! (Also Jesus died about 3 weeks after raising Lazarus up so it didn’t really do much for him but more for his friends and family and for the church. Lazarus became a bishop in the early church.) That’s true if you are looking through the narrowest of lenses. I sat longer in this story, talked with friends about it and heard some great truth too. And then it hit me! There’s more to Jesus’s knowledge of grief than just one story. Jesus had to grieve his own death. He even asked for a miracle that was denied to him. He asked God to take this cup from him if he could but God couldn’t. God also knows the deepest of grief. The death of his child. God sacrificed his son so we could have eternal life (John 3:16) both God and Jesus know the deepest depth of sorrow and grief. God also sees the big picture. He knew the souls that would be saved and how many peoples lives would be changed by Jesus’s death. The beauty of all this is that God was reunited with his son in heaven the same place I’ll see Logan again. Jesus was reunited with Lazarus in heaven where they had many more laughs and I can’t wait to get to heaven to see them all! Jesus had the ultimate “because of Logan story”. Because of Jesus we can have eternal life and live in heaven just like Logan. 💜🦋🐓

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