Jesus wept for his friend Lazarus, and he wept, too, for Lazarus’s sisters, Mary and Martha. This trio of siblings were close friends with Jesus– how and why, we aren’t told. We just know that Jesus loved them deeply and went out of his way to spend time with them. They were, arguably, his oldest friends.
Rev. Simon Barnes preaches for us today on his oldest friend, not knowing what to do when someone is grieving, and the shortest verse of the KJV Bible: “Jesus wept.”