My husband pointed something subtle, yet phenomenal out to me today…
It’s common knowledge that “Jesus wept” (John 11:35) is the shortest verse in the Bible, right? Which is still true, if you are counting letters, but what if you count words?” There’s at least one verse that is tied for shortest verse, counting words.
You know what it says? It says “Rejoice always”! (1 Thessalonians 5:16)
How cool is that?!? Because Jesus wept we are free to rejoice always!!! His suffering, not just at the cross, but His adoption of our grief, sorrows, temptations, discouragement, etc. enable us to live the lives of the redeemed saints, a life of rejoicing in the knowledge that this King of kings dethroned Himself to walk in our weakness, and clothe us with His abiding strength and His unfailing righteousness.