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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Watches Over

Through the Scripture, Jesus shows us His ability to grieve and feel loss. "When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her, also weeping, He was deeply moved in spirit, and was troubled, and said, 'Where have you laid him?' They said, 'Lord, Come and see.' Jesus wept. And so the Jews were saying, 'Behold, how He loved Him!" (John 11:33-36).

Jesus knew that He would soon raise Lazarus from the dead, so why was He so disturbed by the events of that day? There was His great sense of compassion. He hurt to see others hurt. His emotions were pushed to the limit by witnessing the sorrow of Mary. Those with compassion are able to "weep with them that weep" and all Christians ought to have this ability (Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn Romans 12:15).

Jesus continues to watch with compassion over us today as well, as is shown by His standing at the right hand of God ready to receive Steven's spirit as Steven was being murdered for his faith in Jesus (Acts 8:55,56).

Always remember this same Jesus watches over us as well. Amen?