"Lazarus is dead, and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him." - John 11:14-15, NIV
Jesus was glad Lazarus had died without Him?! What does that mean? We know it doesn’t mean He enjoyed knowing that Lazarus had died or that He enjoyed thinking about the family’s grief and despair.
Jesus was teaching His disciples – and you and me – a life lesson. And what a life lesson it is! The lesson is this: There is a greater miracle than physical healing! It’s the miracle of the Resurrection! Be encouraged!
Even if your prayer is not answered
and your loved one is not healed
and your marriage is not reconciled
and your financial problems are not solved
and your child is not found –
there is hope! Jesus was glad because He knew God would be glorified to a far greater extent by the death and resurrection of Lazarus than He would have been by Lazarus’ healing and recovery from sickness.
Would you rejoice with Jesus for the greater miracle that IS coming to you?