“Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellow disciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.” John 11:16 KJV
“We live together, we die together.”
I have always been intrigued by the story of Lazarus’s death. First because we see here how much Jesus loves us. He loves us to the point of tears. Not just tears, weeping.
Now, shortly before Thanksgiving, a colleague of mine lost her son tragically. Another colleague lost her mother unexpectedly. You can imagine the weeping…
Though many of us shed tears with our colleagues, friends, sisters… Sometimes, when we are not careful, we can adopt similar behaviors and attitudes as Thomas. We can feel in times of duress, distress, sadness, etc.. that it may be better for us to just lay down and die, quit, give up, give in – whatever the case may be.
But please allow me to encourage you as I encourage myself. Keep reading. Keep looking to Jesus. Because, yes, He sat down and cried, no, He sat down and wept for a moment. Then, with all authority and power given to Him from God, He spoke life into a dead situation.
We must be careful about what we are speaking. We must be careful about what we allow others to speak into our situations.
“I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.” Psalm 118:17 KJV
*Original image by Yours Truly ☀️🌸