Monday, February 7, 2011
I don't think we can really comprehend the love the Lord has for us. While reading John 11, I came across a story I've heard dozens of times, however this time was different. For some reason, two simple words jumped off the pages of my Bible:
When ' became sick his sisters, Martha and Mary sent word to Jesus, "Lord, the one you love is sick." Jesus however stayed where He was for two more days telling His Disciples, "This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God's glory so that God's Son may be glorified through it."
When He finally arrived Lazarus had been in the Tomb for 4 days. Martha went out to meet Him. "Your brother will rise again," Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the Life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?" "Yes, Lord," she told him, "I believe that you are the Christ, the , who was to come into the world."
When Martha's sister Mary arrived Jesus saw her weeping and those who followed her also wept. Jesus "was deeply moved in spirit and troubled."
Jesus knew He was going to raise Lazarus from the dead in just a few minutes, but He felt their pain, anguish, sorrow and distress...HE FELT IT...He acknowledged it...He wept with them.
Please know that whatever you're going through, you can cry out to the Lord. He wept, He knows what you're going through. He wants you to let go of it and lay it at His feet. He said, "Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the ?"
Jesus Christ came to set us free, not only of our sin, but of our doubt, worry and unbelief. He showed us by example. Today, choose to let Him weep for you and with you, as you let go!
READ: JOHN 11:1-44