One of the incidents I remember from my childhood was my mum telling the story of how she learned of her husband (my father's) death. It had been an ordinary day, my father had woken up to go to work, said goodbye to the family and never returned. He had collapsed at work and died. When the police came to get my mum and told her what had happened, she just laughed at them, thinking they had made a mistake. Unfortunately they were right.
That story affected me so deeply, I saw the pain my mum went through and today when I hear of any fatal accident my mind feels a deep sorrow for the family at home either unaware or just receiving the bad news.
Jesus felt this very human emotion, when he arrived at Mary and Martha's place and saw the pain of losing a love one. In the story, we have the benefit of hindsight - Lazarus came back to life, Jesus on the other hand was simply trusting his Father. But at the same time he felt this powerful emotion that is part of our human make up. We are told - Jesus wept.
Part of being human is that we would experience the pain of loss Whether huge or little, at some point we experience loss and the consequence of that is, we experience sorrow The good news however is that the bible reminds us that