On Wednesday I’m scheduled to preach at the DuPage Care Center. The message I’m planning is titled “The Seventh Sign: The Dead Are Raised,” based on my book, The Seven Signs of Jesus. Here’s an excerpt:
“Whether at a wedding or at a funeral, Jesus understands what it means to live in this world.
“With His voice perhaps cracking from intense emotion, Jesus asks, “Where have you laid him?” “Lord, come and see,” they answer, and Jesus can hold His emotions in check no longer.
“John’s understated description is the shortest verse in the Bible: “Jesus wept.” The One who could create wine instantaneously from common water, who saved a dying son with a word, who commanded a desperate man to rise and carry his mat, who fed five thousand with a little boy’s lunch, who glided over the waves to rescue His terrified and exhausted disciples, and who gave sight to a man born blind … bursts into tears.
“There is no shame in grief, even for believers.”