Hi Hope Ames!
When I was a child and my soccer team lost for the first time, I cried. I don't cry about losing games anymore, but I still cry every now and then.
Why do people cry? I cry when I'm longing for a different outcome, and there's nothing else I can do.
Jesus cried too. The Bible says that when he showed up to a friend's funeral, "Jesus wept" (John 11:35).
Why does Jesus cry? I think he cries for the same reason we do. He longs for a different outcome; except he can do something.
And because he's God, he did do something even when the outcome was as final as a funeral.
By the way, he's doing something for you too.
You can read in your Bibles what happens next in John 11, and we're going to talk about it on Sunday morning at 10:00 in the Ames City Auditorium. I can't wait to preach. See you soon, Church!
P.S. don't forget to sign up your kids for our First Communion Class. It's an opportunity to learn what communion is and how to partake in it. You don't want to miss this! The class will be on Saturday, April 13 from noon to 2:00 pm, and we'll provide lunch!