John 11:20-22 (NIV) 20 When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home. 21 “Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.”
“In the person and work of Jesus, life is no longer bound by death, and death no longer may willfully intrude into life. Death is so impotent for the Christian that he or she can actually die and yet still live (v. 25)!..The Christian shouts with the apostle Paul: ‘Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?’ (1 Cor 15:55). For this reason, sickness and death are no longer what they seem…According to the Gospel of John, Jesus is life. Therefore, the life of the Christian is no longer defined by his own living but by the life he has in Christ.” [E. Klink III, ZECNT (Kindle)].
Martha was faced with an impossible situation, her brother being dead for four days. But, she expresses faith in Jesus when all seemed hopeless. What are the areas in our lives that seem beyond repair? Let’s come to Jesus, who is life, and trust him.
Let’s pray: Lord, we confess our lack of faith. May we trust you with an “even now” faith with the difficult circumstances in our lives. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Let’s worship to the song “Way Maker” by Sinach (cover Leeland).