15 and I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, so that you may believe; but let us go to him.”
16 Therefore Thomas, who is called Didymus, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, so that we may die with Him.”
17 So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb four days.
Here, Jesus was referring to the death of his close friend, Lazarus, the brother of Mary and Martha.
Jesus did not fear death. He conquered it. He knew it was temporary.
Although He was sad, He seemed to look forward to this opportunity the stretch the faith of His disciples and give them new grounds for believing.
The profound story of Lazarus shows us that nothing happens apart from God’s awareness, direction, and loving purpose. He is omniscient and omnipotent. When we realize this, it becomes possible to lay down our fears and worries and to truly experience His peace.
On this special day, the disciples got a firsthand preview. They saw a hint of just how mighty our God is. We serve a remarkable God who brings the dead to life!
If we believe, we will see God’s glory just as they did when Lazarus walked out of that tomb.
• How does trusting that God is all-powerful affect the way you think and feel?
• How can believing God’s perfect timing change your attitude about your current circumstances?
• Give God your doubts, questions, and uncertainties.