When the Saviour Wept: DCLM Daily Manna 14 June 2024

DCLM Daily Manna 14 June 2024 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi—When the Saviour Wept


TOPIC: When the Saviour Wept (DCLM Daily Manna, June 14, 2024)

Key Verse: “Jesus wept” (John 11:35).

Text: John 11:33–40 (KJV)

33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping and the Jews also weeping, which came with her, he groaned in the spirit and was troubled.

34 And he said, Where have you laid him? They said to him, Lord, come and see.

35 Jesus wept.

36 Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!

37 And some of them said, Could not this man, who opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?

38 Jesus, therefore, again groaning in himself, cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.

39 Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh, for he hath been dead four days.

40 Jesus said unto her, Said I not unto thee that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?

DCLM Daily Manna for Today MESSAGE:

In many cultures, weeping in public is considered a sign of weakness and is usually associated with immaturity. A real man, they say, is not expected to show his weakness or express such emotion in public. This is far from the truth. While it is not right to always make such an emotional outburst, there are times when the expression of such emotion is appropriate, especially when it flows out of genuine concern and a feeling of empathy.

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The Lord expressed this genuine expression of love and empathy at the graveside of His dear friend, Lazarus. When the Lord wept, it was not a cry for a loss. That was impossible because He possesses the power over death. Jesus wept to share sorrow with Lazarus’ relatives and friends, who appeared inconsolable. Empathizing with those bereaved through weeping with them is the ultimate expression of love and willingness to share their burden. His compassion put His love into action as He brought Lazarus back to life.

Today, Jesus still shows deep concern for believers. He is not aloof, withdrawn, or unconcerned with the way we feel or the things we go through. He is touched by the feelings of our infirmities. He knows the pain we bear. He does not leave us to face our dark and dreary moments alone because He cares. This being the case, believers are not to go through life sorrowing as destitute and helpless people.

Also read: The Shield of Faith

Like our compassionate Christ, we must show concern when our fellow believers grieve and are passing through dark and bleak tunnels of life. We must identify with them, weeping and working in prayer for them. This is what our Lord has taught us by His own example and what He expects us to do.

Thoughts for the Day
Perpetual dry eyes in a believer may be a symptom of a spiritual disease.

2 Chronicles 26-29


Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept you as my Lord and personal savior. I believe in my heart that you died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank you, Lord, for saving me, in Jesus’ name, Amen.



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