Thursday, June 6, 2013

Growing through Pain

"32 Now when Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet, saying to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”

33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled.

34 And he said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see.”

35 Jesus wept."

                              John 11:32-35


     I have myself thought, If you where here God this wouldn't hurt or How could you let so many die? In this passage was Mary, Lazarus' sister. The one who just a chapter before had been at the feet of Jesus devouring the words of the Lord, leaving Martha in the kitchen.

     Life can shake us up. Questioning what you believe doesn't mean you don't have faith, it means you are growing. Growing pains can ache even down right hurt Jesus was deeply moved because of how troubled Mary was. He also becomes trouble when our hearts are breaking. He feels the pain inside you. He hurts when you hurt. He has also come to comfort you, but you have to be willing to let Him.  Will you let Him? 

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