Scripture:

John 18:4-6 – Then Jesus knowing all that would happen to him, came forward and said to them,
“Whom do you seek?” They answered him, “Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus said to them, “I am he.” Judas
who betrayed him, was standing with them. When Jesus said to them, “I am he,” they drew back and
fell to the ground.

Observation:

Jesus was ready to walk into suffering. He knew it was coming. But he also knew that God had a plan that was being accomplished through it all.

Application:

There are many situations that we face, illness, death of a loved one, separation from someone we once
loved that we may not understand why we are going through or the timing but God can use this
situation for His glory. This can be an especially hard lesson if we have to wait on an outcome when we
think we have an answer. Then we can use our story for God’s glory. We can know that the
resurrection of Lazarus was a precursor to the resurrection of Jesus. Jesus loves us, cares for us and laid
down his life, defeated death so that we may believe and live.

Prayer:

Father,
Thank you for your love, grace and mercy you have for me. Help me to be patient in difficult
circumstances to know you work things for your glory. Let me life my life answering yes to the question
that I believe you are the resurrection and the life.

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