Will not end in death
John 11:1-4 – A man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. This was the same Mary who massaged the Lord’s feet with aromatic oils and then wiped them with her hair. It was her brother Lazarus who was sick. So the sisters sent word to Jesus, “Master, the one you love so very much is sick.”
When Jesus got the message, he said, “This sickness will not end in death. It will become an occasion to show God’s glory by glorifying God’s son.”
John 11:17 – When Jesus finally got there, he found Lazarus already four days dead.
This is the part in the story when you probably think something along the lines of, oh dear Jesus, little bit too late for that miracle now, isn’t it?
If I was Mary or Martha I would have been so frustrated. Why did Jesus come so late? Why did He let Lazarus die?!
I feel like God is telling me to tell you that what you think is over, really isn’t over. That dream of yours that died a while ago, isn’t dead. That marriage that you think can’t be restored, is about to be restored. That heart of yours that is broken, is about to be fully healed.
John 11:43-44 – Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” And he came out, a cadaver, wrapped from head to toe, and with a kerchief over his face. Jesus told them, “Unwrap him and let him loose.”