Not Just the Shortest Verse in the Bible

Posted on September 26, 2018 by America's Keswick in Victory Call

“Jesus wept.” John 11:35

While playing Bible Trivia you may have been asked, “What is the shortest verse in the Bible?” You may be reading about Mary’s sorrow over Lazarus but only skimmed by the words, “Jesus wept.” It is easy to skip through scripture and forget to have a balanced view of Jesus.  It is easy to read familiar passages and forget what the words are even saying. I was reading a devotional recently that said this: “Do you need the gentle touch of the Healer today? Are you longing to see a relationship restored, a disappointment soothed, a lingering ache relieved? Come to Jesus, who is moved by the pain in your life” (Nancy Guthrie, One Year Book of Hope). I was taken back by the words “moved by the pain in your life.” We can understand God’s control and sovereignty but less seldom can we relate to the fact that Jesus knows, understands and is moved by the things that cause us great pain.

Today whatever may be causing you pain let us remember how much Jesus loves us and how intimately he weeps with us in the midst of ALL of our aches and sorrows. Maybe you hesitate because resentment, anger and disappointment block your access to the comfort Jesus offers. As Nancy has written, come to Jesus. He weeps with you and he is for you.


Kathy Withers is on staff at America’s Keswick and serves as Director of Partner Care. Kathy has been married to her husband Dave for 30 years. They have two adult children. Kathy is active in her local church and teaches a Bible study for women. Her passion is to encourage women to deepen their walk with Jesus Christ by finding and living out the truths of God’s Word.

The Daily Bible Reading: Nehemiah 1-5| You can download our 2018 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here

Daily Quote: “His is a loving, tender hand, full of sympathy and compassion.” – Dwight L. Moody

This Week’s Verse to Memorize:“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, And whose hope is the Lord.” Jeremiah 17:7

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