Jesus Wept

Jesus seemed to be able to touch others because he did not recoil from their pain—he did not try to always explain it, or fix it; he sometimes just lived it with them.
When Lazarus had died, Mary came out to meet Jesus. When He saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. "Where have you laid him?" he asked. "Come and see, Lord," they replied. Jesus wept.
Pain must be shared in order to be comforted and healed. Jesus did not rise above all the pain in the world like some stoic Greek god—He choose instead to participate in our suffering. He literally became one of us: The Word became flesh and dwelt among us John writes. Jesus shared our humanity—He lived in our skin. He laughed and cried with us so that we can be caught up into His joy and be comforted by His gently care.
Surely by the time Jesus arrived, He knew He was going to raise Lazarus from the dead. If this scene were made in Hollywood, Jesus might have waltzed into town saying “no worries, I’ve got this”—showing off His power at the expense of other’s grief.
But instead, He comes and shares in the suffering of the world that was caused where Satan’s lies and humanity’s rebellion kissed. Jesus embraces the loss and pain of death even as he comes to conquer it. He takes Mary’s rebuff —“Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died." And responds in tears.
Jesus is never far from us; even in our pain and sadness, he is always there ready to embrace us and share our troubles.
-Jesus Wept