Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Paint of Words, pg 22

Jesus wept.
But why?
Knowing what lay ahead
moments away...
Was it because
He had not come,
when He heard
Lazarus might die?
Lazarus was dead!
Was it in sympathy
with their raw grief,
faith's impotent lack?
Or could it be
because He
had to bring him
-Ruth Bell Graham, Footprints of a Pilgrim

Man, talk about food for thought. I have often wondered why Jesus cried. It had never crossed my mind, that maybe, just maybe this is why He wept. I f I would have been Lazarus I would have been upset about two things:
1) smelling so yucky and
2) being removed from Heaven and the presence of the Father because of people's unbelief
But then I'm sure I would have gotten over it, all for Jesus!

Maydi, Linnette, Me and Ariane

Going down the stairs to the Tomb of Lazarus of Bethany, Israel


Jacque said...

Wow what an awesome post! I never thought about the story of Lazarus in that way. I think that is a wonderful thought! When did you visit Israel?? I really want to go in the next few years! I have the travel bug!

Raquel said...

Hi Jacque.
I went to Israel the summer of 2007. I want to go back. It is a wonderful land. I traveled the entire country, West Bank included. Everything about it is beautiful. It is a safe place.

CupcakeSniper said...

Beautiful post :)

Raquel said...

I knew you would enjoy it. Ruth's writings are so good.

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