“Jesus wept.” Why?
Most scholars say that Jesus wept to show that he was really and truly a man like us, and that death affected him like it affects us.
Likewise, some scholars say he wept to show that he was a sympathetic man, that he was a man of sorrows acquainted with grief.
And all that is true enough, but it barely scratches the surface.
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So I want to suggest two more reasons why Jesus wept.
One reason Jesus wept because he knew what was about to happen to the dead man Lazarus.
Another reason why Jesus wept is because Jesus saw his own future in Lazarus’s death and burial.
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