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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Answers to the blog below: No I didn't eat any ice cream. (LOL) I wanted to, but no money on me.

This Morning Kaden, My New Grandson was born. To God be the Glory.
Now on with the WORD for today.

In John 11, the Scriptures tell the story of Jesus' dear friends, Martha, Mary, and Lazarus. Lazarus died, and by the time Jesus reached His friends' home, Lazarus's body had already been buried. Martha and Mary were in deep mourning for their brother. But Martha had a hope...in Jesus:

Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee. (vs. 21 - 22)

Here Martha was asserting her own faith and hope in Jesus. She knew that no power on earth could bring back her beloved brother...but that Jesus only had to "ask of God," for His will to be accomplished. And she was right; Jesus was able to raise Lazarus with His mighty command: "Lazarus, come forth." (vs. 43)

Then Jesus gave credit where it was due: Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? (vs. 41)

"The glory of God," is available for us to "see" and experience no matter where we are in life or what we are going through. As we have faith in the miracle-working power of Christ to resurrect our spirits, our dreams, and our lives and believe, we too can "come forth" in victory, as Lazarus did -- and as Jesus himself did soon after, on his own resurrection day.

Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever (see Hebrews 13:8). Through Him, the victory and hope of resurrection is yours today, too! So look to Christ's resurrection power to find hope and victory in every season of your life.

And remember - to God be the Glory!
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