“When Jesus saw Mary crying and the Jews who came with her also crying, He was upset and was deeply troubled” (John 11:33).
On day 13, I’ve got Kristen Strong to thank for this one:
Jesus’ annoyance at sickness.
In her book “Girl Meets Change”, Kristen writes about Lazarus – Jesus’ friend who died, and four days later, Jesus raised him from the dead. Jesus went to the town where Lazarus’ two sisters, Martha and Mary, lived. When He saw Mary and the Jews with her crying, He was deeply troubled. Kristen says the translation of that Greek word ‘Trouble’ would be something akin to a bull snorting. Having grown up in a family of dairy farmers, she tells us: “A snorting bull is an angry bull.”
Jesus is angry at sickness and death. When you think about it, neither sickness nor death were in the garden of Eden before sin came into the world. They’re not God’s ideal, so when you suffer, instead of blaming God, you can picture Him feeling the annoyance you feel, and think of Jesus praying for you throughout.
“Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and He is sitting in the place of honour at God’s right hand, pleading for us” (Romans 8:34).