I will be glad and rejoice in your unfailing love,
for you have seen my troubles,
and you care about the anguish of my soul.
Psalm 31:7 NLT
It is so sad to watch the news. Every day there are tragedies. My heart especially goes out to parents whose children have been the victims of senseless violence.
This week at Bible study, a young woman asked, "Why did Jesus weep for Lazarus when He knew that He would raise him from the dead?"
I think the verse above from Psalms answers that: Jesus cares about our anguish.
People often ask, "Yeah, well where was Jesus when someone was victimized?"
Jesus might answer, "I was on the cross, bearing the pain of the one who was harmed, and also the sin of the perpetrator."