For King and Glory…
In the chronicles of life we find the story of Lazarus; a man simply described as a friend of The Rabbi. In fact the famous story of the two sisters (Mary and Martha) was captured in his family home in Bethany as both subjects were his sisters – Mary the reflector and Martha the activist.
When Lazarus became terminally ill a message was sent to The Rabbi. Instead of responding to the severity immediately, he stayed behind for two more days. His explanation for this action was captured in these words to his apprentices:
His sickness won’t end in death. It will bring glory to God and his Son.
By the time He arrived at the scene, poor old Lazarus’ spirit had left his body, and his mortal frame decomposing in a tomb for four days. Little wonder why each sister made this statement at different episodes as this life drama unfolded:
Lord, If you had been here, my brother would not have died.
The Rabbi asked to be taken to Lazarus’ tomb, while He wept enroute. When they got there; He asked for the stone to be rolled away from the entrance, said His prayers, and with a loud voice declared:
Lazarus, come out!
He came out covered in grave clothes and The Rabbi said to them:
Untie him and let him go.
Friends on this blessed morning of February 14th 2014, permit me to submit to you that your change is coming. For our God is never late, He’s never early, He’s always on time! With that in mind, that situation you are facing right now is not your battle; but the King’s, and for His Glory.