Although Jesus apparently didn’t laugh, we know He cried. The shortest book in the Bible, John 11: 35, says that “Jesus wept.” This real life story was about the death of Martha and Mary’s brother Lazarus whom Jesus delayed in coming to heal so the people could see who He really was. Commentators say that he cried over the sins of unbelief in the people of the time and the fact that death was a direct result of sin.I suspect the tears were related also to the sorrow of His friends Martha and Mary and His incredible love for them and that death awaited them and all mankind. The Bible says that David was a man after God’s own heart and we know from his writings that he was emotional so it stands to reason that Jesus was no doubt emotional as well. After all, he was 100% God and 100% man which was why only He was the perfect sacrifice for sinful man since sin entered the world through man, a man would have to pay sin’s price. But it couldn’t be just any man, it had to be the only Perfect Man.
If the son of God weeped, then certainly showing our emotions including tears should be the norm and not the exception for we humans. I for one have been reluctant to show my emotions, especially tears, fearing that if I ever started crying I would never stop.
We use the expression getting in touch with our feelings and observing the world and our own culture the first feelings that appear to emerge are fear and anger.We seem much more comfortable expressing our anger than other emotions which I guess is logical when we try to exclude the very God who made us and all creation and who rules it sovereignly from our public lives. And if we exclude God and His love from our public lives, isn’t it rational to deduce that fear and anger will fill the vacuum created. Perhaps that’s why the world is in the condition it is since we are conditioned to be fearful and angry rather than experiencing God’s love through much of our public lives. A love that was powerful enough to cry with Martha and Mary and bring their brother Lazarus back to life after being dead for 4 days.
Just a thought.