“Jesus Wept.” John 11:35
Jesus wept is the shortest scripture verse in the bible, but it speaks volumes. When Jesus wept His tears functioned both physically and symbolically for all those who would live and die. Jesus wept physical tears for His friend Lazarus who died. And Jesus wept symbolically for all those who would die spiritually, unnecessarily, because they rejected Him as the Savior of the world (Luke 19:44).
Jesus’ weeping was for those who could come to Him for the forgiveness of their sins, but would not, because of unbelief. Jesus wept for Himself knowing that soon He would be put to death for the sins of the world; and who would weep for Him.
Jesus still weeps tears of sadness every time a heart is harden against Him, because this is the time of grace, God’s unmerited favor toward all people for the forgiveness of sins( John 3:16; Hebrews 4:7).