It’s something to think about when death comes,and we know it will. The death of a family member or friend affects us differently. Just as it did Martha & Mary,Martha was like me when she heard Jesus was coming,she could not stay in that house! She was hurt,sad and mad that Jesus had not showed up when sent for him. I can just imagine how Martha felt,Jesus where were you and if you had been here,and just why did you wait this late to come.My brother is already dead and stinking ,where were you?? Oh mercy how we do go on & on with the questions!! When we’ve prayed what we consider to be a long time.We’ve waited & waited and Jesus still has not showed up yet! It’s all so familiar to Jesus,it does not surprise him at all the way we act,when we feel like surely Jesus could have fixed this by now! As I read these scriptures I let my mind wonder,putting myself in Martha’s place,that way I get a real feel for what’s going on! God is “awesome” and he cares for us and loves us so much!!! I’ve been here at this place of pain,doubt and fear,it does not feel good at all,but thank God he always brings us through! Then there’s Mary,remember she sat at Jesus feet taking in every word he said,while Martha was busy preparing lunch. Mary was calm,she didn’t move to the left or to the right! She calmly waited for Jesus. Mary had reached that place of “rest” promised to us! This is such a wonderful word! When we reach that perfect place of “rest” we will not continue to question God,about Where Were You or What Took You So Long??? We to will be calm full of peace as we wait for what God has promised,I can’t hardly wait to enter that place of total “rest” in the Lord! The long wait paid off for Martha and other family and friends,they saw Lazarus raised from the dead. This helped others to believe and trust in Jesus,so will our waiting help others as they see us calmly waiting on God,and the answered prayers.
Love in Christ Pat
Jesus said unto her,I am the resurrection,and the life he that believes in me,though he were dead,yet shall he live. And whosoever lives and believes in me shall never die. I love that scripture!
Scripture: John 11:12~25