John 11:28-35, in John 11:35 "Jesus Wept". I’ve heard my whole life "oh that’s such a powerful verse" but I’ve never felt "the power" in it, I guess. I know the context and I know the situation. I realize it is Jesus who is weeping but was he not subject to the same emotions as man when he chose to step out of heaven. that is why I would like to write my paper on this and do a little research.
John 11 tells of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. Lazarus's sisters Mary and Martha, sent for Jesus when Lazarus was sick. But Jesus said, "This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God's glory so that God's Son may be glorified through it." When Jesus arrived, Lazarus had been dead for four days. Jesus said to Martha "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die." The particular passage I am writing on occurs after Jesus' friend, Lazarus, dies. His sisters Mary and Martha send for Jesus but he dies before Jesus gets there. In the reading, Jesus arrives at their house and Mary tells him that if he had been her Lazarus wouldn't have died. Everyone is crying and Jesus begins to cry too. Then they ask if Jesus could not have kept him from dying. When John 11 says "Jesus wept",was he weeping for the loss? was he weeping for the pain of the loved ones? that’s what I would like to discover. Jesus called Lazarus to come out of the tomb and he came back to life. I will assess what meaning it has for people of that period to be there and see the miracles and what significance it holds for Christians today.
In verse 28 of John 11, Martha leaves Jesus and goes to Mary, her sister. Jesus asked Martha to retrieve her and it is probable that Martha wanted to give her sister a
private moment with Jesus, away from the crowd of mourners. Also in this verse we see that no matter what version being read, Martha retrieves her sister privately. Next in verse 29 Mary immediately got...