John 11:33-37 (NIV)
33When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. 34"Where have you laid him?" he asked. "Come and see, Lord," they replied. 35Jesus wept. 36Then the Jews said, "See how he loved him!" 37But some of them said, "Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?"
Lazarus a friend of Jesus, the brother of Mary and Martha, had died when Jesus arrived. Jesus saw their grief and was moved by their tears. The next thing he wanted to know was the location of the body. Jesus had something in mind none of them expected. Jesus knew the minds of those around him wondering why He had not kept Lazarus from dying. So Jesus was going to perform a miracle no one had seen, He was going to bring Lazarus back to life. Verse 35 says Jesus wept, He wept in compassion, but he also wept because He was going to take Lazarus from the presence of the Father and the splendor of heaven. Jesus knew that one He too had to face separation from the father and understood what this miracle was costing Lazarus for the sake winning others to God.
There can be a cost to being a Christian. We might realize that we need to give up a certain life style or friends who have influenced us in a negative way in the past. It's not always easy to pay the cost it might even mean sacrificing for the sake of others. Maybe we give up time of ourselves to help the needy. Jesus understood sacrifice and the price that had to be paid. It grieved Him to know what had to be done, but yet He was faithful to follow God's plan. And Jesus was human and had emotions and shed tears just like us. No one understands our fears, our pains, our hurts, our depths of depression better than Christ himself. Pray and share what is on your heart with Jesus. Let Him know the emotions you are feeling and He will weep with you. Pray that His love will embrace you. Ask Him to strengthen you and help you endure each hardship in your life. God loves you. Thank Him that He loves you. Amen.