Sunday, November 8, 2015

Today's Sunday School Lesson

We have a few common mental images of Jesus' human emotional expressions.
We know that the shortest Bible verse has a noun and a verb.
Jesus wept.

There is also a popular image of Jesus doing what many humans do, but is not depicted in Scripture.
Jesus laughed.

Today, I discovered a depiction of Jesus in Mark 7:34.

And looking up to heaven, he sighed.

We have this image of Jesus looking up to His Father for guidance.

In Mark 8:12, we read that He sighed deeply.

I think that a clear reading of the Greek is:
"And rolling His eyes, He sighed."

I could be wrong.


  1. I don't think you're wrong. He was (and is) subject to the same human emotions as we are - and his frustration at the disciples' "little faith" had to be overwhelming, sometimes.

    1. It sure sounded that way in some of his discussions related in the gospels.

      How He loves us, even knowing how far we are in goodness from where we should be. The wrath poured out on the cross seems sweeter and sweeter the farther on the road we go.

  2. Ya, even now he's probably rolling his eyes like never before, and thinking "Don't make me come DOWN there!" (again!)

    I'd love a scripture that showed humor or laughter; is there any? STill, I think he must have had humor...Rev Paul's right; Jesus did have human emotions. I like to think part of the reason He came was to feel what we feel.

    Boy, wouldn't today bring "Jesus Wept" to mind..........

    1. Well Z, there is this:

      Psalm 2:
      1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
      2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
      3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

      4 He that sits in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.

  3. Yes.
    We laugh, cry, and sigh at our children's behavior.
    He had to too, didn't he?

  4. God bless you! hope u had a great weekend its beautiful in NYC!!

  5. Very possible that he did all of those... Just sayin...

  6. Very possible that he did all of those... Just sayin...