Lack + Miracle = Eternity
God is so cool! I love that you can read a Bible story that you have read a million times and get something new out of it! Recently I was reading the story of Lazarus and God showed me something beautiful!
The story of Lazarus can be found in John 11.
I think that so many times we are grieving things while God is beckoning us to greater. We get so caught up in what's going wrong that we miss the miracle that God wants to do in and through us. The Jews thought that they were going to weep, but instead they had an encounter with their Savior. How Amazing?
I love this story because not only did Mary see God's goodness and glory, but Mary's miracle turned into the onlookers' eternity. Her lack became her miracle, and her miracle became their forever. I often hear people say that it's not about us, but it's about God's glory. I mean - okay; they can have that. In the grand scheme of things, our miracle may not just be about us, but aren't you thankful that we aren't forgotten in the process? We serve a God who cares so much about us that He chooses to include us in the display of His glory.
Sometimes we are hesitant to share our struggles because we are concerned with the perceptions of other people. It's time to get over that. People are hurting and in desperate need of a Savior. Let your miracle be the conduit to someone's forever.