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Hey everyone it’s Adam DeGraide here with a micro motivation, thank you so much for watching and tuning in today.
Hopefully everyone is doing well, staying safe and healthy during these challenging times.
Last week I discussed that there’s never a bad time to make a good decision.
This week I want to shift gears a little bit and talk about a serious topic about “Jesus Wept”.
You know when you think of the title of my series micro motivation so many people think, you know, how can you be motivated when you’re talking about something that can potentially be negative. And what I realized is that a lot of times in our life. We have to go through difficult conversations with ourselves, or difficult times of repentance or reflection in order for us to come out the other side. And be better for it and actually be motivated. And there’s a band called Demon Hunter.
Many of you probably have never heard or never listened to them.
a very screamo new American metal band that I enjoy that type of music. And they wrote a song called Jesus wept. And I listen to it all the time.
[singing] I why Jesus wept….
And it’s just like, over and over and over again, it was just like, you know, Jesus wept, and I kept thinking he referred to the verse in the Bible, the shortest verse in the entire New Testament and the entire Bible actually is Luke 11:35:
It simply says, “Jesus wept.”
It was in reference to his friend Lazarus who had died.
And then Jesus goes up, performs a miracle, and raises him from the dead.
Fascinating story you can look it up, it’s in Luke Chapter 11 verses 28 to 35 primarily, and see the story.
So, as I used to listen to the song, it used to make me feel like that’s what the song was about. And then I made the fatal mistake one day of reading the actual lyrics, and here’s what it says:
Eyes wide, sea red.
I’m why bloodshed,
So I don’t forget that I’m why Jesus wept.
And it just started pouring down, just tears of gratefulness and gratitude.
And God, and the Holy Spirit was just gently laying on my heart, letting me know that my sins, my brokenness, my failures, was why Jesus wept, bled and died on the cross for me.
And I started thinking about Jesus pleading in the garden of gethsemane, there’s many scriptures, by the way, where Jesus is praying. He’s praying for us, there’s even times where he looks upon a whole city and he weeps, because he knows that we’re lost, in that the reality hit me that I’m why Jesus wept.
And it just like crushed me right there. And so, I started to think about this, and I realized what God was trying to tell me.
Here I am listening to a heavy metal song called Jesus Wept by Demon Hunter. And then I read the words, eyes wide, sea red, I’m why, bloodshed, so I don’t forget, that I’m why, I’m why, Jesus wept.
How about you? Have you thought about your own life and your own faults and failures and sins, you know, because not just Jesus didn’t just weep for me, he wept for you as well too.
So thank God there is forgiveness, thank God there’s mercy through the cross of Jesus Christ.
And I pray that everyone watching this video will realize that we’re why Jesus wept.
Thank you so much for watching, this has been a micro motivation with Adam DeGraide.
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