John 11:35 is the shortest verse in the Bible, yet one the most powerful. All it says is “Jesus wept.” What would make the creator of the universe began to weep? The people around Jesus thought he was weeping for Lazarus, but Jesus knew already that Lazarus was dead and that it was for the Glory of God. (V. 11-15) Some say because of all the sorrow around Him. But when Jesus saw Mary and the people around her weeping He groaned in the spirit and was troubled. (V.33) It wasn’t until they said “come and see” did He begin to weep. I believe Jesus began to weep because the death and resurrection of Lazarus was a foreshadow of His own death and resurrection, which was for the salvation of the world, that whosoever would believe in Him would not perish but have everlasting life. I believe Jesus began to weep because He knew the ultimate demonstrating of the “Glory of God” would be coming to pass soon, and death would be defeated once and for all, and the joy of Rev. 21:4 “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying; and there shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
Jesus then proclaims in John 11:40 “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”
How can you not weep in joy at the works of our incredible, awesome, Lord and Savior?