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  • Writer's pictureStephen Percy

What tears reveal

Then Jesus wept. | John 11:35 (NLT)

Jesus wept because someone He loves had died, and He wept for the sorrow of the dead man’s sisters and friends.

And still He will weep; there’s so much to weep for.

His perfect and beautiful creation in ruins, no harmony between human beings and the earth, the water and the sky.

No living together in friendship, in peace and togetherness, no belonging.

It’s all spoilt and difficult and desperate and decaying and dark and dead.

Into this unholy mess He chooses to come, and He weeps for us and with us.

He comes and all of this bad will be forgotten; it will all be nothing. Because He ruined His own body and destroyed His peace with His Father so that what was dead was able to come back to life, and will come back to life.

I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying…. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever. (Revelation 21.3a, 4)

Then Jesus will wipe away His tears and our tears, and weeping will be gone forever.

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