Monday, 8 February 2016

Jesus - Today!

21 Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if only you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask.”
23 Jesus told her, “Your brother will rise again.”
24 “Yes,” Martha said, “he will rise when everyone else rises, at the last day.”
25 Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life.  

- John 11

In these words we see Martha talking to Jesus. Jesus is late as per Martha. She tells Jesus that if he had been a bit early, (4 days ago), her brother would not have died. In other words, Martha was talking about the past. 
 
Lord, if only you had been here...

She is saying that it is too late now. 

Then Jesus says, "your brother will rise again". 

Immediately Martha focuses on the future..she says,  “he will rise when everyone else rises, at the last day.”

This seems like our problem too. We talk about how would it be if Jesus had come a little early when we faced the fiery trail. Or we talk about the last day when we would see him in heaven and all our problems will be gone. Yes, Jesus is the Lord of our past and he is for sure the Lord of our future. But he is also the Lord of the present. He was talking to Martha about what is going to happen now.  But she couldn't get it. 

May be Jesus is trying to say to you the same thing. Don't say it is too late. Don't say may be in the future all would be well. All that is true. But Jesus says, "I am the Resurrection and Life...now(in the present). 

May you experience the Life and Resurrection power of Jesus in the present ...Today!

Jesus christ is the same yesterday, TODAY, and forever.

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