By Karl Lee
I have a question and perhaps you can help me with it—“Does God weep?”
When God looks down upon the earth He created and sees how man has raped and spoiled the earth….Does God weep?
When God looks upon man and sees the depravity and inhumanity of man upon man…Does God weep?
When God looks upon the rebellion and the rejection by man of His beloved Son…Does God weep?
When God looks down and sees a lost soul entering Hell…Does God weep?
If God weeps do you think these are the things that cause Him to weep?
Is it always joy around the throne of God? Do you perceive God as always having a “Pollyanna” smile and nodding and winking at what man does?
I have at times pondered this question, does God weep? I have read and even heard sermons of God’s jealousy, His anger and His wrath. Also I have read and heard sermons of His love, His grace, forgiveness, compassion, and loving kindness. And yes, because He exhibits these attributes I want to believe that God also weeps.
A.W Tozer wrote a two volume book on the attributes of God and I suppose you know most of them like He is love, His omnipotence, omniscience, faithfulness, holiness, etc., but I didn’t read a thing about God weeping.
Scriptures record that the Holy Spirit grieves and that Jesus wept. The Holy Bible tells me man is created in the image and likeness of God. I weep and I want to believe because and I weep perhaps God does also. I read in Revelation 21:4, it isn’t until the New Jerusalem, there will be no more tears.
So, my question remains– does God weep? What do you think?
Please respond with your thoughts and any scripture references below. We would love to hear from you.
Those who sow with tears, will reap with songs of joy. Psalm 126:5