John 11:39-40 ” ‘Take away the stone,’ He said. ‘But, Lord,’ said Martha, the sister of the dead man, ‘by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days.’ Then Jesus said, ‘Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?’ “

Martha (the practical & pragmatic sister of Lazarus) looked at the current situation and realistically objected when Jesus directed the crowd to remove the stone covering the opening to her brother’s tomb. But Jesus reminded her of their earlier conversation, (John 11:25-26) her response, and confession of faith when He asked her if she believed Lazarus could be brought back to life. However, let’s not criticize Martha for her Crisis of Faith…for it will happen to all of us as we make our way with the Lord. Life is not easy, and it is always complicated by emergencies & critical moments when doubt and hopelessness take over. Psalm 73 speaks of this Crisis of Faith as a struggle that can only be resolved by entering into the Presence of God…and once there, as we behold His glory, all doubts & fears will disappear.

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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