A Greater Miracle
“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?
Why? (Nashville: W Publishing Group, 2004).
©2012 Anne Graham Lotz. All rights reserved.
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• The choice to listen
• The choice to forgive
• The choice to pray
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Originally published Sunday, 23 January 2022.