[21] Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.


[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.”


[37] But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man also have kept this man from dying?”


[40] Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?”





21, if you had been here..

32, Lord, if you had been here..

37, ..Could not he who..

40, Then Jesus said..


Mary and Martha were true believers and yet.. they were questioning God. They didn’t know His plan and in a time of grief were blaming God for the loss of someone they love.  Others were questioning His mighty power.




Sound familiar – questioning God?  This is a good lesson for all of us to trust in Him even when we’re in the darkest times. God can do anything, He is always good, He is always in control, Jesus is with us and His plan is perfect.  “If you believe you will see the glory of God.”  He doesn’t say that if you believe, you will see God’s glory right now, when you want it, and as you expect it.




Lord thank You for always being present with us as we go through this life. Even when we go through times when we can’t feel your presence we know you’re with us and that your plan is perfect even when we don’t understand it.  In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.