St John brings the house of Bethany into the witness box. Starting from John the Baptist through the chapters of this gospel we see a lot of witnesses being introduced by St John to prove that Jesus is the Son of God. St John also depicts the humanness of Jesus as he records how Jesus was tired, thirsty and here He wept. Lazarus was dead and it was four days since he was laid in the tomb. Obviously the decomposition of the body would have begun and it would have been a stinking situation inside the tomb. Martha regretted that if the Lord was there, this would not have happened. Her hopes in Christ ended with Lazarus in the tomb. Mary came to where Lord Jesus was ,fell at His feet and worshipped Him. Jesus saw Mary weeping and identified Himself with the situation. He knew that Lazarus would rise up in a matter of few moments, yet was not proud enough to go beyond the tears of a weeping sister. He wept. The humility of the Lord Jesus is beyond words. He wept with those who wept. He then asked them to take Him to the place where they laid Lazarus. Today He is identifying with the emotion you are facing. He understands your deepest needs and He is with you in your hopeless situations. Just trust in Him. Mary worshipped the Lord and took Him to the place where they laid Lazarus. Where have you buried your hopes and dreams? Take Christ there. He will breathe in new life and usher in a new beginning. The stinking situations will change and the Lord will perform a miracle!For further reading: Hebrews 4:14-15, Phil 2:8-9..