Jesus Cried-John 11:17-37

Is there anything wrong with crying? Do we have biblical evidence to suggest that it’s okay to cry? Jesus gives us the answer. When His close friend Lazarus died, He saw Mary and Martha mourning; and sorrowing with them, “Jesus wept“ (v35). Sadness, tears, and mourning are familiar territory for everyone on this earth—even for Jesus. His tears tell us that it’s okay if our tears “just slip out.“ And they remind us that the reason tears of sorrow will be extinct in eternity is that “there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain.” When God wipes out the effects of sin, He will wipe out the need for tears—one more reason to look forward to eternity. Heaven—no pain, no night, no death, no tears.