So I’m going to keep this short, because short is good. Jesus told short stories, and I love that.
Short is powerful.
Maybe you know the Lazarus story already? Jesus raises him from the dead in John 11. Think about that: Lazarus has no blood flow. His brain is done. His organs are already disorganized. Decay has set in. He stinks. He’s a goner.
Jesus, however, can raise him from the dead. Do you realize how remarkable that is?
There’s a weird part of the story, though, that doesn’t get much attention: Jesus tells the people there to move the stone that’s blocking where Lazarus’ body is laying. And they do it, and Lazarus comes walking out.
A friend of mine just told me to think about this: What’s harder, bringing a dead body to life, or moving a stone? Couldn’t Jesus have moved the stone?
Of course, he could. But he told people to do it.
Jesus tells us to do what we can do. It matters.
And if we do what we can do, He will do what we could never do.
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Food for thought!
Hope it’s helpful! Thanks for reading, Linda.
Thank you for this message!!! I needed to hear this today!!
You’re welcome, Kristen!
Great word Brant!
Thank you, Dominick! Honored you read it.
Brant I love ur show Both of u are awesome The words pick me up when I most need it and the best iOS ur alittle NUTS and so am I Loretta from the Jersey shore
Honored, Loretta! And yes, I am a little nuts. Happy to have you join us. 🙂
So Great!!!!!!!! Thank You!!!!!!
Thank you, Edy!
YES, Our LORD can do ANYTHING! Yet He calls us to take part in His work by doing what we can do. He is perfectly capable of doing it all Himself without needing anyone else on earth. Buy He CHOOSES to ask us to do our part, even if it is something very simple & little & sometimes it us something bigger. It’s a PRIVILEGE to be called upon by the LORD to do our part!
Indeed. Truly an honor to be part of what He is doing in the world.
Your version of Lazarus being raised from the dead as only you can tell it Brant.Yes brain is dead no pulse organs gone and yes Jesus does the most amazing thing hard to comprehend so we have to Believe. How the others witnessed this in real time.
Yes, maybe they were like, “You need US to help…?”
Short and precisely simple
Brant, but unfortunately simple is not always simple. When the mind meets the heart, and it is carried out, oh how sweet it is…
Such a vitally important perspective, often overlooked. Reminds me to look for the piece that God can use me to do, in all of His parables. Thank you
Thank you, Dominick!
Thank you for this! I try to remember that whatever I cannot do, Jesus will always step in. Miracles are possible.
Hey, are we related??? LOL
Amen that brother amen! So many lessons to be learned from God’s word.
Thank you for sharing that!