As we go through life we are confronted with all kinds of situations, some good some bad. Often we know how to deal with things and are pretty sure of the outcome of our decisions.
There are times, however, when the decisions we make are based on assumptions.
This struck me the other day when I was reading again the story of Lazarus in the Bible. (John’s Gospel, Chapter 11.) Lazarus, you recall, was the guy who rose from the dead, at Jesus’ command.
By the time Jesus arrived Lazarus had been dead for 4 days, and yet He asked where the tomb was, and when they arrived Jesus said, “Take ye away the stone”. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, “Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days.” (John 11:39 KJV)
Martha assumed she KNEW what was behind the stone, and even though she believed Jesus was the Messiah, she still had a very human attitude towards the situation.
Of course, there was no stink, and Lazarus came out alive.
So what about the ‘stones’ in your life ? Are you facing, with dread, a situation, where you are assuming and expecting the worst? You will never really know what is at the other side until you put your trust in Jesus and ‘Roll the Stone away’.
It doesn’t say anything about a stink in the bible, but I like to think if there was a smell from Lazarus’ tomb, it would have been a sweet, refreshing one!
Regards and Blessings,
King’s Lynn Christian Fellowship