31 The Jews also, who were with her in the house comforting her saw that Mary got up quickly and went out. They followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to cry there.
32 As soon as Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died!”
33 That was when Jesus saw her crying, and the Jews who had come with her crying, he was deeply moved in his spirit and shook himself.
34 “Where have you put him?” he asked. “Lord,” they told him, “come and see.”
35 Jesus wept.
36 That was why the Jews said, “See how much he cared about him!”
he cares, he conquers
God has given us a glimpse into his innermost being. He has shown us how deeply moved he is by our grief over the death of our loved ones, because he also weeps. The Son, who reveals the character and person of the Father, cries with us at our funerals.
He has also conquered death. He will raise all of those who sleep in death at the resurrection when he returns.
Thank you, Lord, for caring about us. Thank you for the promise of resurrection.