Faith and Reality

Things are not always what they seem.  When you think of the glory of God what comes to mind?  For me it is the book of “John” and the seven signs which prove that Jesus is both God and the Son of God.  They prove that he has mastery over all life as seen with the resurrection 0f Lazarus.  Death is a temporary sleep until Jesus awakens us and takes us to be judged.  Now, if Jesus had not called Lazarus out by name, who knows, maybe all of the graves would have opened – which could have been a nice prelude to “The Night of The Living Dead”.
The raising of Lazarus in John 11 is the only sign in which Jesus knew the recipient personally.   Jesus’ public display of emotion when He wept,  puts the icing on the cake and shows just how much of an impact this relationship had on Him.   Jesus was totally immersed into the human condition and any crisis that brings glory to God is worth remembering.  As it says in Hebrews “We do not have a High Priest that is unsympathetic but rather one who is sympathetic to us….”.
So herein is an important thought.  “God’s delays are not always God’s denials.  They may be windows to display His glory”.  Whatever the situation is we must not interpret our circumstances as Christ’s but rather Christ’s love regardless of our circumstances.  It comes down to this – we have no hope without Jesus.
Now I will ask this question – who are we to proclaim biblical truth without applying it to our lives.  Jesus links the glory of God to faith.  If you believe then you will have faith.  Take peace and have faith that Jesus can see the physical and  the invisible.  He spoke life back into Lazarus.  God’s grace and glory show through everything created and not created.
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