Do you ever find yourself wishing for a miracle?
Maybe just a small one?
Just this morning I found myself asking God for a miracle-
that we would have our girl home with us for Christmas.
Maybe he will answer with a yes, and maybe with a no,
but whatever he does will be for the best.
Sometimes we are like Martha in the Bible. She and her sister
Mary and brother Lazarus were good friends of Jesus. He often
stayed with them when he was in the area, so when they sent
word to Jesus that Lazarus was really sick, they fully expected
that Jesus would hurry over and heal him. But he didn't.
He waited a few days, long enough for Lazarus to die.
I'm sure Martha and Mary wondered if Jesus even cared.
Oh yes, he cared. He had something bigger planned.
Sometimes, we ask God for a little miracle,
but he says no, because he has a lot bigger miracle in mind.
Maybe you know the story- Jesus came when everyone
thought it was too late, but he was right on time.
He went to the tomb, and called for Lazarus to come out.
And out he came, alive as ever!
Many believed in him because of this amazing miracle.
So it was all for the best.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace
as you trust in him, so that you may
overflow with hope
by the power of the Holy Spirit.