My standard poodles’ big brown eyes melted my resolve. “Ok. You can go with me.”
Immediately Max’s fluffy tail thumped excitedly. His sister pranced with anticipation. And I smiled.
I hate to disappoint pooches and people. Especially, my poodles and my people. That’s why Jesus’ actions in John 11 astound me.
Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days” (Jn. 11:5-6 NIV).
Without divine intervention, Lazarus would die. Jesus had the power to heal. Lazarus’ sisters sent an urgent message to Jesus,
Lord, the one you love is sick”(Jn. 11:3 emphasis added).
Jesus was a personal friend. Surely, He would come to the rescue. He would not disappoint those He loved.
But Jesus didn’t come. He waited.
Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus—so—He waited??? That doesn’t compute.Continue Reading