“The Jews said, see how [tenderly] He loved him!
But some of them said, could not He Who opened a blind man’s eyes have
prevented this man from dying.”
John 11:36, 37
Lazarus had died. Jesus could have saved him but got there late, four days late!
Everyone agrees that the outcome would have been better if Jesus got to him in time.
“Martha then said to Jesus, Master, if You had been here my brother would not have died.”
“When Mary came to the place where Jesus was and saw Him, she dropped down at His feet,
saying to Him, Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.”
But I noticed something not just in this story but throughout the new testament. Jesus was not
intimidated by death. While everyone stopped and came to a conclusion because of death,
He moved forward.
Jesus saw death as something to be conquered which He did.
That gives me hope.
When a dream appears to be dead or hope lost, Jesus is beckoning us to keep trusting, to keep hoping.
He is calling us to not give up, to keep believing because He brings the dead things to life!
We may have been disappointed over and over again but we need to remember that Jesus is stronger
than death. Its not “the end” for you.
Jairus experienced this truth. His daughter was deathly sick so he went to Jesus for help. (Mark 5:22-43)
He found Jesus and took him to his home. But on the way some men came to him and told him
that his daughter had died. It was all over for him it seemed. But listen to Jesus’ words,
“Overhearing but ignoring what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue,
Do not be seized with alarm and struck with fear; only keep believing.”
Jesus brought his daughter back from the dead! Death didn’t stop Jesus.
When everyone stopped at death Jesus moved forward and pushed death aside!
What is dead in your life? Where has hope been lost?
Look to Jesus because He brings dead things to life. Its not over yet.
Keep believing in Him.
He is the God who performs miracles!
Break the limitations we have placed on ourselves Lord.
You see no limitations!
You only see breakthrough!