March 4, 2020 – John 11:38-40

Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to Him, “Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for he has been dead four days.” Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?” John 11:38-40.

Jesus loved Lazarus and his sisters deeply and sorrowed that He could not go to Lazarus’ side. Chapter 11 of John reveals many truths through sadness.  The difference between of thinking between sleeping and dying.  Also, to understand the depth of Jesus’ Love and the difference between walking in the light and the darkness.  Verse 25 – “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.”  Then the shortest verse in the Bible, 35 – Jesus wept.

Though we don’t understand, God always has a plan in every happening.  The sweetest learning is the following in two verses: Jesus prayed to His Father who always hears. God always hears us when we pray.  How can we be Ambassadors for Christ, if our prayers  are only for ourselves?  How can we pray so that others believe that Jesus lives within us. How do we live so that we reflect the unending love Jesus gives to those who trust in Him and believe in Him.

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to Your name, O Most High. Psalm 92:1

So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that You always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me.” John 11:41-42.