Wednesday, April 20, 2011


"Jesus wept"

The Bible records 3 times that Jesus wept, although He probably wept many, many times.

1. Jesus wept at the tomb of Lazarus in John 11:35. "Jesus Wept." (Here we see the sympathy of Jesus). He wept from sympathy with the grief of others.
2. Jesus wept in the Garden of Gethsemane as He approached the hour of the cross.
"And being in anguish, He prayed more earnestly, and His sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.Luke 22:44
3. Jesus wept over the city of Jerusalem in Luke 19:41. The tears of Christ as He wept over Jerusalem were for the sins of all time. 
"As He approached Jerusalem and saw the city, He wept over it..."

"And God shall wipe away all TEARS from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor CRYING, neither shall there be any more pain." Such is the condition of the New Jerusalem––the new earth and the new heaven in which the risen and glorified saints will dwell and reign for ever with Jesus at His coming. "He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces." (Isaiah 25:8).

Last year I shared "the 7 Last Words of Jesus Christ" in my WFW. Yet after spending these "40 days away in prayer" and having spent far too much time in tears, this past year in grief like the loved ones of Lazarus, I find that not only the PASSION of Jesus moves me, but the COMPASSION of His love and tears deeply impact each tear I've shed, knowing that Jesus intimately knows these tears, impacts me as much as HIS 7 LAST SENTENCES; these TWO WORDS ~ JESUS WEPT... 

He holds our tears, He knows each fear... this is why I believe, He's near and ever so dear, He's HERE... and HE HEARS. Give your tears to Jesus, let them fill His cup, feel the compassion of His immense Love, and know the eternal embrace He offers us in our deepest lows... He knows




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Lord, we remember as we break bread and drink the cup to commemorate Your Last Supper, the words from this song that You gave Your life on that brutal cross, broken and beautiful, such extravagant love, prodigal grace, mercies embrace, God's perfect justice and redemption plan.
...This is the way You've chosen to say
This is the way You make all things new...
Thank You seems hardly adequate yet we surrender our lives and even weep with You. Thank You Lord Jesus for paying our ransom price and nailing our sin to the cross. Thank You for Your victory over sin and death! Thank You for the Glory of the Resurrection and the power over the grave. You won! Hallelujah! You triumph over the enemy! You will wipe away tears from all faces.Glory to the blessed Name and the precious blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. He is risen! Hallelujah!

* Yesterday I came across a new RESOURCE for Women... GLIMPSES of HIS GLORY... with Blue Letter Bible with a great collection of resources for Christian women ministries. Bookmark for future reference. You'll be glad you did. 


Karen said...

Beautiful WFW, Peggy...I love the 3 shots from "The Passion" with that final tear drop...

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

We really cannot conceive of God's wonderful love for us! But sometimes we get glimpses when He lifts the veil and it is glorious! Patsy from

Pia said...

that verse, for me, shows that God knows and feels how we feel. He understands. and i just want to say --- Jesus, i love you!

Janis@Open My Ears Lord said...

So beautiful. Thank you for gathering those verses together. They were moving.

May His compassion and love ease your tears.


Stefanie Brown said...

Thank you for sharing!
Have a blessed week!

Cathy said...

Thank you for that beautiful WFW, Peggy and for the one last year about Jesus' last Words. Thank God for our compassionate, loving Lord. The videos were very touching too. Thank you for your precious prayers, sweet friend. May God bless you and meet all your needs. Love and Hugs ~

Karen said...


Anonymous said...

Luke was a physican and he records the rare medical condition called
hematidrosis. When a person is under great mental stress, such as
Jesus was under as he was to take on the sins of the world and endure the crucifixion, they can experience this condition which is literally sweating blood through their pores. There are several recorded such incidents including one by Leonardo Da Vinci who wrote of it happening to a soldier about to go into battle and this incident of the great agony of Jesus in the garden. The Hebrew and Greek in this verse does not translate to mean weeping or crying. Our Lord and Savior's suffering included more than just the actual crucifixion. I enjoyed your site. May God keep and bless you.