The story goes that Jesus was sent for to heal one of his followers, Lazarus, but he arrived too late; Lazarus had already died. Jesus was deeply upset and cried. So the reference to this verse is actually really smart, as it mirrors the story of Nell’s death.
Jesus wept over the city and the temple of Jerusalem because they had ceased to serve the purpose for which they were intended. People had turned the temple, which was God’s house into a market where they over -reached in trade. Jerusalem had failed to serve as an example of holiness despite being Zion or David’s city.
And knowing all that, and having made all that available to us , Jesus still weeps with us as he wept with Mary and Martha. Even while seeing the other side, Christ’s compassion compels him to continue bearing the burden of our pain here and now.
During his agony as he prayed, “His sweat was, as it were, great drops of blood falling down upon the ground” (Luke 22:44). At the conclusion of the narrative, Jesus accepts that the hour has come for him to be betrayed.
After asking where Lazarus had been laid, and being invited to come see, Jesus wept . Luke’s gospel also records that Jesus wept as he entered Jerusalem before his trial and death, anticipating the destruction of the Temple.
Even before God became man, it’s clear throughout the Old Testament that God feels sorrow, even weeps for the crushing blows of His people.
According to all four gospels, Jesus was brought to the “Place of a Skull” and crucified with two thieves, with the charge of claiming to be “King of the Jews”, and the soldiers divided his clothes before he bowed his head and died .
The account notes that Jesus loved Lazarus and his sisters and that when Lazarus died of illness, Jesus wept and was “greatly disturbed.” Although Lazarus had been entombed for four days by the time Jesus arrived at Bethany, he was raised by Jesus from the dead and emerged from the tomb wearing his burial cloths.
Three times in the Book of Psalms (Psalm 2:4; 37:13; 59:8) we read that God shall laugh . God laughs, he sees their coming destruction and says, “A little that a righteous man has is Better than the riches of many wicked.” The last time we find that God laughs is Psalm 59:8.
Part 4: Farewell prayer John 17:1–26 is generally known as the Farewell Prayer or the High Priestly Prayer, given that it is an intercession for the coming Church. It is by far the longest prayer of Jesus in any of the gospels.
Jesus goes with his disciples to the Garden of Gethsemane , an olive tree plantation. Jesus takes Peter, James and John (his inner circle of disciples) further into the garden with him .
The name Gethsemane (Hebrew gat shemanim, “oil press”) suggests that the garden was a grove of olive trees in which was located an oil press. At another possible location, south of this site in a garden containing old olive trees, is a Latin church erected by Franciscan monks on the ruins of a 4th-century church.