The Lord has probably broken your heart before. Chances are good that He has allowed something into your life that has been a devastating blow, a confusing turn or else just an out-right heartbreak. If it hasn’t happened yet, just keep on living and get ready, because it’s coming. The question is, why does Jesus do what He does? If He’s in control of every little thing, then why does He sometimes allow the one thing to happen that is simply the most gut-wrenchingly awful possibility? What reason could He possibly have for letting us experience the very thing we’re most afraid of? Well, the only true answer a human can give to that question is, “I don’t know.” If you’ve heard a person give you some half-baked answer, chock-full of theological gymnastics, you probably felt pretty unsatisfied. And you should, because they don’t know what they’re saying. The truth is, we don’t know why Jesus does the stuff He does. When He got news that his friend Lazarus was sick, Jesus had time to go there and heal him. He didn’t even need time. He could have healed him instantly, but He didn’t. Jesus allowed His friend to die. Lazarus’ sisters were bewildered, angry and confused. Some of the people at the funeral said, “Couldn’t He who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?” All the fingers were pointed at Jesus, and what was Jesus doing? Crying. He was crying. Jesus was sobbing over the heartbreak of his friend dying. In the end, we may not know why Jesus does what He does, but at least we know that He loves us that deeply.