In 1966 the singing group ? and the Mysterians released the song 96 Tears, which included the line, “Too many teardrops for one heart to be cryin', too many teardrops for one heart to carry on”.
Have you been crying too many tears? Have you reached a point where you aren’t sure you can carry on?
Want to know a secret? Jesus knows. But more than that, He has been there too.
John 11 tells us about the death of Jesus’ very good friend, Lazarus. In this story is one very interesting verse. John 11:35 tells us that, “Jesus wept”. On the face of it, that seems normal. Lazarus was Jesus’ friend; He had died, so Jesus cried because He missed His friend.
But that ignores a very important fact. Jesus knew that Lazarus was about to die. He knew Lazarus had died. And He knew that He was going to rasie Lazarus back to life.
So why would He cry if He already knew He was going to resurrect Lazarus?
Well, I don’t think He cried for His own loss. He cried in empathy with Mary and Martha, Lazarus’ sisters and also His friends. He knew that they were feeling the loss of their brother. He related to their loss. He shared in their loss. And He cried in comforting them in their loss.
You see, as far as Jesus is concerned there really isn’t any such thing as “too many teardrops”. Teardrops are an expression of something going on in your life. And, if it is happening in your life, then it is happening in Jesus’ life too.
And He will cry with you all the way to the time He intervenes and brings life to your dead situation.
Dear Lord, thank You that You know me, hear me, and cry with me. Thank You that You care.