Day 64 - John 11:28-37
Points to Ponder:
1. What emotions does Jesus exhibit in this account?
2. What does this teach you about Jesus and his relationship with Lazarus and the sisters?
3. What does this teach you about Jesus and his relationship with you?
When Jesus saw her crying, and the Jews who had come with her crying, he was deeply moved in his spirit and troubled. “Where have you put him,” he asked. “Lord,” they told him, “come and see.” Jesus wept. John 11:33-35.
Lord Jesus, there are so many emotions that flood me during the course of my life. Anger and frustration. Sorrow and sadness. Fear and terror. Worry and anxiety. Joy and happiness. Even during the course of the day my emotions rise and fall. Sometimes, dear Jesus, I’m not even sure how to handle them or how to process what I’m feeling in the depths of my heart. And now, I see you having the same sorts of emotions in your own heart. I see you feeling what I feel. Lord Jesus, this gives me a sense of comfort in the wide variety of emotions. If you felt these emotions, then it is valid for me to have them. Sometimes I feel like I shouldn’t feel a certain way, but you show me the validity of all the emotions that flood me. But Lord, you never stayed troubled in your spirit. You never kept weeping. You dealt with your emotions by finding comfort, direction, and hope in God and his Word. Help me, Lord Jesus, not just to take what I’m feeling in your Word for comfort, for direction, and hope. Help me, dear Jesus, to align what I am feeling and then doing with what your Word says to me about my life. Help me align my whole life and even my emotions with your Word. Amen.